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RHSA-2005:057: gpdf security update

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RHSA-2005:057: gpdf 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
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

An updated gpdf package that fixes two security issues is now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

GPdf is a viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files for GNOME. A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Gfx::doImage function of Xpdf which also affects GPdf due to a shared codebase. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause GPdf 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. A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Decrypt::makeFileKey2 function of Xpdf which also affects GPdf due to a shared codebase. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause GPdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0064 to this issue. During a source code audit, Chris Evans and others discovered a number of integer overflow bugs that affected all versions of Xpdf, which also affects GPdf due to a shared codebase. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause GPdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. This issue was assigned the name CAN-2004-0888 by The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org). Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 contained a fix for this issue, but it was found to be incomplete and left 64-bit architectures vulnerable. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0206 to this issue. Users should update to this erratum package which contains backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-gpdf

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