RHEL 3 : xpdf (RHSA-2009:1500)

high Nessus Plugin ID 42159


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


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

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. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause Xpdf to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-0791, CVE-2009-3604, CVE-2009-3606, CVE-2009-3609)

Red Hat would like to thank Adam Zabrocki for reporting the CVE-2009-3604 issue.

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


Update the affected xpdf package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42159

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1500.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/16/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/15/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/9/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0791, CVE-2009-3604, CVE-2009-3606, CVE-2009-3609

RHSA: 2009:1500

CWE: 189, 399