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RHSA-2006:0201: xpdf security update

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RHSA-2006:0201: xpdf security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
01/30/2006
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/13/2006
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

An updated xpdf package that fixes a buffer overflow security issue is now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The xpdf package is an X Window System-based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. A heap based buffer overflow bug was discovered in 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 assigned the name CVE-2006-0301 to this issue. Users of Xpdf should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to resolve these issues. Red Hat would like to thank Dirk Mueller for reporting this issue and providing a patch.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-xpdf

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