RHEL 4 : xpdf (RHSA-2008:0240)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32022


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated xpdf packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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.

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the way xpdf displayed malformed fonts embedded in PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause xpdf to crash, or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2008-1693)

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


Update the affected xpdf package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 32022

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0240.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/04/22

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xpdf, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6

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: 2008/04/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1693

BID: 28830

OSVDB: 44434

RHSA: 2008:0240

CWE: 20