Scientific Linux Security Update : gpdf on SL4.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60396


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A flaw was discovered in the way gpdf displayed malformed fonts embedded in PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause gpdf to crash, or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2008-1693)


Update the affected gpdf package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60396

File Name: sl_20080509_gpdf_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1693

CWE: 20