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RHSA-2008:0262: gpdf security update

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RHSA-2008:0262: gpdf security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/18/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/21/2008
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 important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

gpdf is a GNOME-based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the way gpdf displayed malformed fonts embedded in PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause gpdf to crash, or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2008-1693) Users of gpdf are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to resolve this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-gpdf

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