RHEL 2.1 : xpdf (RHSA-2007:1031)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27840


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated xpdf packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Xpdf is an X Window System-based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Alin Rad Pop discovered a flaw in the handling of PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause Xpdf to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.

A flaw was found in the t1lib library, used in the handling of Type 1 fonts. An attacker could create a malicious file that would cause Xpdf to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.


Update the affected xpdf package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27840

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-1031.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/08

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xpdf, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4033, CVE-2007-5393

BID: 25079, 26367

RHSA: 2007:1031

CWE: 119