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Security Advisory xpdf security update

Advisory: RHSA-2006:0201-3
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2006-02-13
Last updated on: 2006-02-13
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-2006-0301

Details

An updated xpdf package that fixes a buffer overflow security issue 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.

A heap based buffer overflow bug was discovered in 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 assigned the name CVE-2006-0301 to this issue.

Users of Xpdf should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to resolve these issues.

Red Hat would like to thank Dirk Mueller for reporting this issue and
providing a patch.


Solution

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. 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 Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: ecbd1704215b5886b323f3ed284eab56
 
IA-32:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: df7bc17f97f222aa73ac258341a45acd
 
x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: f8464b02fa282be752281225f0d23cc4
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: ecbd1704215b5886b323f3ed284eab56
 
IA-32:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: df7bc17f97f222aa73ac258341a45acd
 
IA-64:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 6ee29be68882992838fba3bcc29a9307
 
PPC:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: d2293530e86e08eccd70fbae4593b8ef
 
s390:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: e7fb6a40049da54253a9291701433539
 
s390x:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 8b410ea2468533f79c897d80c7fd279d
 
x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: f8464b02fa282be752281225f0d23cc4
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: ecbd1704215b5886b323f3ed284eab56
 
IA-32:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: df7bc17f97f222aa73ac258341a45acd
 
IA-64:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 6ee29be68882992838fba3bcc29a9307
 
x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: f8464b02fa282be752281225f0d23cc4
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: ecbd1704215b5886b323f3ed284eab56
 
IA-32:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: df7bc17f97f222aa73ac258341a45acd
 
IA-64:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: 6ee29be68882992838fba3bcc29a9307
 
x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-11.12.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0751
    MD5: f8464b02fa282be752281225f0d23cc4
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

179046 - CVE-2006-0301 PDF splash handling heap overflow


References



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