An updated xpdf package that fixes a number of integer overflow security flaws is now available.
Xpdf is an X Window System based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. During a source code audit, Chris Evans and others discovered a number of integer overflow bugs that affected all versions 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-2004-0888 to this issue. Users of xpdf are advised to upgrade to this errata package, which contains a backported patch correcting these issues.