RHEL 3 : xpdf (RHSA-2010:0750)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49797


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


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

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

Xpdf is an X Window System based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

An uninitialized pointer use flaw was discovered in Xpdf. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that, when opened, would cause Xpdf to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-3702)

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: Medium

ID: 49797

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0750.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/10/08

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/10/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3702, CVE-2010-3703, CVE-2010-3704

OSVDB: 69064

RHSA: 2010:0750