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RHSA-2004:592: xpdf security update

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RHSA-2004:592: xpdf security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/27/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

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.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-xpdf

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