RHEL 3 : xpdf (RHSA-2010:0750)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 49797

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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected xpdf package.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3702

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010:0750

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49797

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

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/8/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: 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: 10/7/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/5/2010

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2010:0750