Oracle Linux 3 : xpdf (ELSA-2010-0750)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 68111
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Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0750 :

An updated xpdf package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link 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)

Users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution

Update the affected xpdf package.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-October/001684.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68111

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2010-0750.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

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:oracle:linux:xpdf, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3

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

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: 2010:0750