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Security Advisory xpdf security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:670-05
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2005-08-09
Last updated on: 2005-08-09
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-2005-2097

Details

An updated xpdf package that fixes a security issue is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate 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.

A flaw was discovered in Xpdf in that an attacker could construct a
carefully crafted PDF file that would cause Xpdf to consume all available
disk space in /tmp when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project assigned the name CAN-2005-2097 to this issue.

Note this issue does not affect the version of Xpdf in Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3 or 2.1.

Users of xpdf should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to resolve this issue.


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-3.00-11.8.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 857ffad14cc068f9f8df520c7cfe4244
 
x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-11.8.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: ea5eecf2b5cde55196ad66c3e2713867
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

IA-32:
xpdf-3.00-11.8.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 857ffad14cc068f9f8df520c7cfe4244
 
IA-64:
xpdf-3.00-11.8.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: ce1db852d78a52c46fae89854717f406
 
PPC:
xpdf-3.00-11.8.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: a7b363839ba04fe12b2f2f26d7bf86c6
 
s390:
xpdf-3.00-11.8.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 711b388ba7cd77eced5055b8963cd85a
 
s390x:
xpdf-3.00-11.8.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: a7e5d1f17050507f015ed8f9960b4db4
 
x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-11.8.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: ea5eecf2b5cde55196ad66c3e2713867
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

IA-32:
xpdf-3.00-11.8.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 857ffad14cc068f9f8df520c7cfe4244
 
IA-64:
xpdf-3.00-11.8.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: ce1db852d78a52c46fae89854717f406
 
x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-11.8.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: ea5eecf2b5cde55196ad66c3e2713867
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

IA-32:
xpdf-3.00-11.8.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 857ffad14cc068f9f8df520c7cfe4244
 
IA-64:
xpdf-3.00-11.8.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: ce1db852d78a52c46fae89854717f406
 
x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-11.8.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: ea5eecf2b5cde55196ad66c3e2713867
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

163918 - CAN-2005-2097 xpdf DoS


References



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https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/