RHEL 4 : xpdf (RHSA-2009:1680)

High Nessus Plugin ID 43178


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated xpdf package that fixes a security issue is 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.

Petr Gajdos and Christian Kornacker of SUSE reported a buffer overflow flaw in Xpdf's Type 1 font parser. A specially crafted PDF file with an embedded Type 1 font could cause Xpdf to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-4035)

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


Update the affected xpdf package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 43178

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1680.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/12/17

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8

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: 2009/12/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4035

OSVDB: 61207

RHSA: 2009:1680

CWE: 94