RHEL 4 : xpdf (RHSA-2010:0751)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 49798

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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated xpdf package that fixes two security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links 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)

An array index error was found in the way Xpdf parsed PostScript Type 1 fonts embedded in PDF documents. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that, when opened, would cause Xpdf to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-3704)

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

Solution

Update the affected xpdf package.

See Also

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

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3704

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010:0751

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49798

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0751.nasl

Version: 1.19

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

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: 2010:0751