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CESA-2003:197: xpdf security update

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CESA-2003:197: xpdf security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
07/24/2003
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated Xpdf packages are available that fix a vulnerability where a malicious PDF document could run arbitrary code. [Updated 21 July 2003] Updated packages are now available, as the original errata packages did not fix all possible ways of exploiting this vulnerability.

Xpdf is an X Window System based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Martyn Gilmore discovered a flaw in various PDF viewers and readers. An attacker can embed malicious external-type hyperlinks that if activated or followed by a victim can execute arbitrary shell commands. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0434 to this issue. All users of Xpdf are advised to upgrade to these errata packages, which contain a patch correcting this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-xpdf

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