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Security Advisory xpdf security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:018-04
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2005-01-12
Last updated on: 2005-01-12
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2004-1125

Details

Updated Xpdf packages that fix several security issues are now available.

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

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Gfx::doImage function of 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 (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CAN-2004-1125 to this issue.

Red Hat believes that the Exec-Shield technology (enabled by default since
Update 3) will block attempts to exploit this vulnerability on x86
architectures.

All users of the Xpdf packages should upgrade to these updated packages,
which resolve these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)

IA-32:
xpdf-2.02-9.4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: 6a547a0365e1c2f0d40b1787e5be9d3a
 
x86_64:
xpdf-2.02-9.4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: 15e0ffc7c4c416756cf7174153801204
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

IA-32:
xpdf-2.02-9.4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: 6a547a0365e1c2f0d40b1787e5be9d3a
 
IA-64:
xpdf-2.02-9.4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: 58f17daa557c176847bfa810b97e00e3
 
PPC:
xpdf-2.02-9.4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: a074f246495f1ebbaa0bdad34cd47edb
 
s390:
xpdf-2.02-9.4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: e3b911af69e4c30b4c22be1618986c6a
 
s390x:
xpdf-2.02-9.4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: c9f16486d10ccc1f9d654b1db9ae72b2
 
x86_64:
xpdf-2.02-9.4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: 15e0ffc7c4c416756cf7174153801204
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

IA-32:
xpdf-2.02-9.4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: 6a547a0365e1c2f0d40b1787e5be9d3a
 
IA-64:
xpdf-2.02-9.4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: 58f17daa557c176847bfa810b97e00e3
 
x86_64:
xpdf-2.02-9.4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: 15e0ffc7c4c416756cf7174153801204
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

IA-32:
xpdf-2.02-9.4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: 6a547a0365e1c2f0d40b1787e5be9d3a
 
IA-64:
xpdf-2.02-9.4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: 58f17daa557c176847bfa810b97e00e3
 
x86_64:
xpdf-2.02-9.4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: 15e0ffc7c4c416756cf7174153801204
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

143499 - CAN-2004-1125 xpdf buffer overflow


References



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