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CESA-2005:018: xpdf security update

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CESA-2005:018: xpdf security update

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/10/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated Xpdf packages that fix several security issues are now available.

Xpdf is an X Window System based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Gfx::doImage function of Xpdf. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause Xpdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1125 to this issue. CentOS believes that the Exec-Shield technology (enabled by default since Update 3) will block attempts to exploit this vulnerability on x86 architectures. All users of the Xpdf packages should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-xpdf

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