Scientific Linux Security Update : xpdf on SL3.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60867

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

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. (SL4 only - CVE-2010-3704)

Solution

Update the affected xpdf package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?358b3f05

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60867

File Name: sl_20101007_xpdf_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: 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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/7/2010

Reference Information

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