RHEL 4 : gpdf (RHSA-2009:1681)

High Nessus Plugin ID 43179


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated gpdf 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.

GPdf is a viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Petr Gajdos and Christian Kornacker of SUSE reported a buffer overflow flaw in GPdf's Type 1 font parser. A specially crafted PDF file with an embedded Type 1 font could cause GPdf 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 gpdf package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 43179

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1681.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:gpdf, 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: 2009:1681

CWE: 94