RHEL 3 / 4 : xpdf (RHSA-2009:0430)

high Nessus Plugin ID 36180
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated xpdf package that fixes multiple security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 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.

Multiple integer overflow flaws were found in Xpdf's JBIG2 decoder. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause Xpdf to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened.
(CVE-2009-0147, CVE-2009-1179)

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in Xpdf's JBIG2 decoder. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause Xpdf to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened.
(CVE-2009-0146, CVE-2009-1182)

Multiple flaws were found in Xpdf's JBIG2 decoder that could lead to the freeing of arbitrary memory. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause Xpdf to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-0166, CVE-2009-1180)

Multiple input validation flaws were found in Xpdf's JBIG2 decoder. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause Xpdf to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened.
(CVE-2009-0800)

Multiple denial of service flaws were found in Xpdf's JBIG2 decoder.
An attacker could create a malicious PDF that would cause Xpdf to crash when opened. (CVE-2009-0799, CVE-2009-1181, CVE-2009-1183)

Red Hat would like to thank Braden Thomas and Drew Yao of the Apple Product Security team, and Will Dormann of the CERT/CC for responsibly reporting these flaws.

Users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected xpdf package.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0146

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0147

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0166

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0195

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0799

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0800

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-1179

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-1180

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-1181

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-1182

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-1183

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009:0430

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36180

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0430.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/17/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xpdf, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.7

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/16/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/23/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0146, CVE-2009-0147, CVE-2009-0166, CVE-2009-0195, CVE-2009-0799, CVE-2009-0800, CVE-2009-1179, CVE-2009-1180, CVE-2009-1181, CVE-2009-1182, CVE-2009-1183

RHSA: 2009:0430

CWE: 20, 119, 189, 399