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Security Advisory xpdf security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:034-19
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2005-02-15
Last updated on: 2005-02-15
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2004-1125
CVE-2005-0064
CVE-2005-0206

Details

An updated xpdf package that fixes several security issues is now available.

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.

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.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Decrypt::makeFileKey2 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-2005-0064 to this issue.

During a source code audit, Chris Evans and others discovered a number of
integer overflow bugs that affected all versions of Xpdf. An attacker could
construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause Xpdf to crash or
possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. This issue was assigned the
name CAN-2004-0888 by The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org). Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 contained a fix for this
issue, but it was found to be incomplete and left 64-bit architectures
vulnerable. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0206 to this issue.

All users of Xpdf should upgrade to this updated package, which contains
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. 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. 4)

IA-32:
xpdf-3.00-11.5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 10c5366f6a05e00c1adccd347540eaa3
 
x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-11.5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 2ff61884d72162aa86136d6e938ad2e8
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

IA-32:
xpdf-3.00-11.5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 10c5366f6a05e00c1adccd347540eaa3
 
IA-64:
xpdf-3.00-11.5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 13c4121b81b9f23823a1520bbbe32dc2
 
PPC:
xpdf-3.00-11.5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 718b4a6f293d7ce1f86beef56045e1ce
 
s390:
xpdf-3.00-11.5.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: c71bcd78d9b3b2809e352c2fb9ec41e9
 
s390x:
xpdf-3.00-11.5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 0a6fa78e35440fea22fe15a4dd6f8d77
 
x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-11.5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 2ff61884d72162aa86136d6e938ad2e8
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

IA-32:
xpdf-3.00-11.5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 10c5366f6a05e00c1adccd347540eaa3
 
IA-64:
xpdf-3.00-11.5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 13c4121b81b9f23823a1520bbbe32dc2
 
x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-11.5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 2ff61884d72162aa86136d6e938ad2e8
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

IA-32:
xpdf-3.00-11.5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 10c5366f6a05e00c1adccd347540eaa3
 
IA-64:
xpdf-3.00-11.5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 13c4121b81b9f23823a1520bbbe32dc2
 
x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-11.5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 2ff61884d72162aa86136d6e938ad2e8
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

135066 - PDF is displayed garbled, older xpdf works
144197 - CAN-2004-1125 xpdf buffer overflow
145052 - CAN-2005-0064 xpdf buffer overflow
147498 - CAN-2004-0888 xpdf integer overflows


References



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