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RHSA-2005:708: gpdf security update

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RHSA-2005:708: gpdf security update

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
08/16/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

An updated gpdf package that fixes a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The gpdf package is an GNOME based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Marcus Meissner reported a flaw in gpdf. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that would cause gpdf to consume all available disk space in /tmp when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CAN-2005-2097 to this issue. Note that this issue does not affect the version of gpdf in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 2.1. Users of gpdf should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to resolve this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-gpdf

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