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Security Advisory Updated Xpdf packages fix security vulnerability

Advisory: RHSA-2003:037-09
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2003-02-07
Last updated on: 2003-02-06
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 6.2
Red Hat Linux 7.0
Red Hat Linux 7.1
Red Hat Linux 7.2
Red Hat Linux 7.3
Red Hat Linux 8.0
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2002-1384

Details

Updated Xpdf packages are now available that fix a vulnerability in which a
maliciously-crafted pdf document could run arbitrary code.

Xpdf is a viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

During an audit of CUPS, a printing system, Zen Parsec found an integer
overflow vulnerability in the pdftops filter. Since the code for pdftops
is taken from the Xpdf project, all versions of Xpdf including 2.01 are
also vulnerable to this issue. An attacker could create a PDF
file that could execute arbitrary code. This could would have the same
access privileges as the user who viewed the file with Xpdf.

All users of Xpdf are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages. For
Red Hat Linux 8.0 we have included new packages based on Xpdf 1.01 with a
patch to correct this issue. For Red Hat Linux 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 we
have upgraded Xpdf to version 1.00 with a patch to correct this issue. For
Red Hat Linux 6.2 we have upgraded Xpdf to version 0.92 with a patch to
correct this issue.


Solution

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

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 6.2

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/xpdf/0.92-1.62.0/SRPMS/xpdf-0.92-1.62.0.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 14f5a760b10a2022fe11b13a608679e4
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/xpdf/0.92-1.62.0/i386/xpdf-0.92-1.62.0.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 84273042eac769bca8e0ae41e40cbb51
 
Red Hat Linux 7.0

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/xpdf/0.92-2.70.0/SRPMS/xpdf-0.92-2.70.0.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 2ec914d67d16b66eb4777793c4927d2b
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/xpdf/0.92-2.70.0/i386/xpdf-0.92-2.70.0.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: e9f8f9b571951d832dcfe6310c222600
 
Red Hat Linux 7.1

SRPMS:
xpdf-0.92-4.71.0.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:196
    MD5: 777407e0f43e7586f4ef22681eb5311b
 
IA-32:
xpdf-0.92-4.71.0.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:196
    MD5: 69f703be285030506d5775c7e258353e
 
Red Hat Linux 7.2

SRPMS:
xpdf-0.92-8.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:196
    MD5: 6aef839487e9ef365c8a1e083cdb8d40
 
IA-32:
xpdf-0.92-8.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:196
    MD5: a5b8632b5e3fdae729fd138c79511f37
 
IA-64:
xpdf-0.92-8.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:196
    MD5: 9833d7aaa358bf91daac2927d85ecca4
 
Red Hat Linux 7.3

SRPMS:
xpdf-1.00-5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:196
    MD5: d3f8e5d7bbfe3c10c924b8e8e2c855e2
 
IA-32:
xpdf-1.00-5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:196
    MD5: 970dcce631dd221352e4079de6fc8cc8
xpdf-chinese-simplified-1.00-5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:196
    MD5: 1281db16a674bbba70a40f22b8da44c1
xpdf-chinese-traditional-1.00-5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:196
    MD5: f9ad4618251a7aaabc62767dda269177
xpdf-japanese-1.00-5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:196
    MD5: c796d0feb9f67344104393c82c4c707c
xpdf-korean-1.00-5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:196
    MD5: 8313eca768d1741372b18a304400bec9
 
Red Hat Linux 8.0

SRPMS:
xpdf-1.01-10.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:196
    MD5: d9e8a55e8fc1a1c2accf738372f541f1
 
IA-32:
xpdf-1.01-10.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:196
    MD5: 5ff0fab12ef736f60e9d9608a4c17d59
xpdf-chinese-simplified-1.01-10.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:196
    MD5: b175f4484b7b652164b4065b9c04f700
xpdf-chinese-traditional-1.01-10.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:196
    MD5: b79bb5155ef492835453dd0eb07af345
xpdf-japanese-1.01-10.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:196
    MD5: 15058d3a0a53536f6300d4e5c52c00b1
xpdf-korean-1.01-10.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:196
    MD5: 028755012a882c6ed4024b7b4c601911
 

References



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