Oracle Linux 4 : gpdf (ELSA-2008-0262)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67689

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VPR Score: 6.6

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

From 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.

Solution

Update the affected gpdf package.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-May/000586.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67689

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0262.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:gpdf, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/04/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1693

BID: 28830

RHSA: 2008:0262

CWE: 20