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VPR Score: 6.6
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0262 :
An updated gpdf package that fixes a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
gpdf is a GNOME-based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
Kees Cook discovered a flaw 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)
Users of gpdf are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to resolve this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected gpdf package.