Debian DSA-1537-1 : xpdf - several vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 31807


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Alin Rad Pop (Secunia) discovered a number of vulnerabilities in xpdf, a set of tools for display and conversion of Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following three problems :

- CVE-2007-4352 Inadequate DCT stream validation allows an attacker to corrupt memory and potentially execute arbitrary code by supplying a maliciously crafted PDF file.

- CVE-2007-5392 An integer overflow vulnerability in DCT stream handling could allow an attacker to overflow a heap buffer, enabling the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2007-5393 A buffer overflow vulnerability in xpdf's CCITT image compression handlers allows overflow on the heap, allowing an attacker to execute arbitrary code by supplying a maliciously crafted CCITTFaxDecode filter.


Upgrade the xpdf packages.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 3.01-9.1+etch2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31807

File Name: debian_DSA-1537.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/04/11

Updated: 2019/08/02

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:debian:debian_linux:xpdf, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4352, CVE-2007-5392, CVE-2007-5393

BID: 26367

DSA: 1537

CWE: 119