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Security Advisory Important: xpdf security update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:1031-3
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2007-11-07
Last updated on: 2007-11-07
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2007-4033
CVE-2007-5393

Details

Updated xpdf packages that fix several security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Xpdf is an X Window System-based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF)
files.

Alin Rad Pop discovered a flaw in the handling of PDF files. An attacker
could create a malicious PDF file that would cause Xpdf to crash, or
potentially execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2007-5393)

A flaw was found in the t1lib library, used in the handling of Type 1
fonts. An attacker could create a malicious file that would cause Xpdf
to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.
(CVE-2007-4033)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/xpdf/0.92-19.el2/SRPMS/xpdf-0.92-19.el2.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 15931b43879524a489914cdf00604fe6
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/xpdf/0.92-19.el2/i386/xpdf-0.92-19.el2.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 8b01cb72b04c342e71b4f6b62f511772
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/xpdf/0.92-19.el2/ia64/xpdf-0.92-19.el2.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: c49e98625b82429e75d6e1c19ebfc55f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/xpdf/0.92-19.el2/SRPMS/xpdf-0.92-19.el2.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 15931b43879524a489914cdf00604fe6
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/xpdf/0.92-19.el2/i386/xpdf-0.92-19.el2.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 8b01cb72b04c342e71b4f6b62f511772
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/xpdf/0.92-19.el2/SRPMS/xpdf-0.92-19.el2.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 15931b43879524a489914cdf00604fe6
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/xpdf/0.92-19.el2/i386/xpdf-0.92-19.el2.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 8b01cb72b04c342e71b4f6b62f511772
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/xpdf/0.92-19.el2/SRPMS/xpdf-0.92-19.el2.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 15931b43879524a489914cdf00604fe6
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/xpdf/0.92-19.el2/ia64/xpdf-0.92-19.el2.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: c49e98625b82429e75d6e1c19ebfc55f
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

345121 - CVE-2007-5393 xpdf buffer overflow in CCITTFaxStream::lookChar()
352271 - CVE-2007-4033 t1lib font filename string overflow


References



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