Debian DSA-983-1 : pdftohtml - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 22849
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Derek Noonburg has fixed several potential vulnerabilities in xpdf, which are also present in pdftohtml, a utility that translates PDF documents into HTML format.


Upgrade the pdftohtml package.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain pdftohtml packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.36-11sarge2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22849

File Name: debian_DSA-983.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/14/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:pdftohtml, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/28/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/1/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1244

BID: 16748

DSA: 983