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Security Advisory xpdf security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:213-04
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2005-03-04
Last updated on: 2005-03-04
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-0206

Details

An updated xpdf package that correctly fixes several integer overflows is
now available.

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

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

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). RHSA-2004:592 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. 3)

IA-32:
xpdf-2.02-9.6.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: bb68c0b307e327afb205a79847ee86cf
 
x86_64:
xpdf-2.02-9.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: c00c9587c4a87e1ac920be1e1de73b5a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
xpdf-0.92-15.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2007:1031
    MD5: 7a6880608bdc6d06b08e363ca1396c22
 
IA-64:
xpdf-0.92-15.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2007:1031
    MD5: a98435fe76e02c0a5c47e59ecd1ae6a1
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

IA-32:
xpdf-2.02-9.6.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: bb68c0b307e327afb205a79847ee86cf
 
IA-64:
xpdf-2.02-9.6.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: 0ef5235258a6ea789cae9f0c89a5eecb
 
PPC:
xpdf-2.02-9.6.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: 6c0cb36784fa5e110e4de5b17fa1ddb0
 
s390:
xpdf-2.02-9.6.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: 7edbe967e377130e117c28f7b54f47f2
 
s390x:
xpdf-2.02-9.6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: eefb8189ffb941f46128419578663ebf
 
x86_64:
xpdf-2.02-9.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: c00c9587c4a87e1ac920be1e1de73b5a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
xpdf-0.92-15.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2007:1031
    MD5: 7a6880608bdc6d06b08e363ca1396c22
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

IA-32:
xpdf-2.02-9.6.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: bb68c0b307e327afb205a79847ee86cf
 
IA-64:
xpdf-2.02-9.6.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: 0ef5235258a6ea789cae9f0c89a5eecb
 
x86_64:
xpdf-2.02-9.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: c00c9587c4a87e1ac920be1e1de73b5a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
xpdf-0.92-15.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2007:1031
    MD5: 7a6880608bdc6d06b08e363ca1396c22
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

IA-32:
xpdf-2.02-9.6.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: bb68c0b307e327afb205a79847ee86cf
 
IA-64:
xpdf-2.02-9.6.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: 0ef5235258a6ea789cae9f0c89a5eecb
 
x86_64:
xpdf-2.02-9.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0750
    MD5: c00c9587c4a87e1ac920be1e1de73b5a
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

IA-64:
xpdf-0.92-15.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2007:1031
    MD5: a98435fe76e02c0a5c47e59ecd1ae6a1
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

135393 - CAN-2004-0888 xpdf integer overflows (CAN-2005-0206)


References



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