GLSA-201402-17 : Xpdf: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

high Nessus Plugin ID 72549


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201402-17 (Xpdf: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Xpdf. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


Gentoo has discontinued support for Xpdf. We recommend that users unmerge Xpdf:
# emerge --unmerge 'app-text/xpdf'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72549

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201402-17.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 2/18/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xpdf, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/17/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4035, CVE-2010-3702, CVE-2010-3704

BID: 37350, 43594, 43841, 43845

GLSA: 201402-17

CWE: 94