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Security Advisory Important: gpdf security update

Advisory: RHSA-2008:0262-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2008-05-08
Last updated on: 2008-05-08
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.6.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.6.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2008-1693

Details

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

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

gpdf is a GNOME-based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the way gpdf displayed malformed fonts
embedded in PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that
would cause gpdf to crash, or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when
opened. (CVE-2008-1693)

Users of gpdf are advised to 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.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 5ee523cbabd8e5f8e31bbd7c300804a3
 
IA-32:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 2a513150f85dc479b861900741bb13a1
 
x86_64:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 028d7ec52649d1ddcafc870e065de45b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 5ee523cbabd8e5f8e31bbd7c300804a3
 
IA-32:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 2a513150f85dc479b861900741bb13a1
 
IA-64:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 481527f6dec3ff22d9ebcabe78b2ded2
 
PPC:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 9f4b81a2c81ffc6f08af4488ded749a2
 
s390:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 8827daf6d1a7157dfcf5ddc7159a15a2
 
s390x:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 2e192991ae6809acb724c2c8014c935e
 
x86_64:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 028d7ec52649d1ddcafc870e065de45b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.6.z)

SRPMS:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 5ee523cbabd8e5f8e31bbd7c300804a3
 
IA-32:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.i386.rpm     MD5: 2a513150f85dc479b861900741bb13a1
 
IA-64:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.ia64.rpm     MD5: 481527f6dec3ff22d9ebcabe78b2ded2
 
PPC:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.ppc.rpm     MD5: 9f4b81a2c81ffc6f08af4488ded749a2
 
s390:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.s390.rpm     MD5: 8827daf6d1a7157dfcf5ddc7159a15a2
 
s390x:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.s390x.rpm     MD5: 2e192991ae6809acb724c2c8014c935e
 
x86_64:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 028d7ec52649d1ddcafc870e065de45b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 5ee523cbabd8e5f8e31bbd7c300804a3
 
IA-32:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 2a513150f85dc479b861900741bb13a1
 
IA-64:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 481527f6dec3ff22d9ebcabe78b2ded2
 
x86_64:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 028d7ec52649d1ddcafc870e065de45b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.6.z)

SRPMS:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 5ee523cbabd8e5f8e31bbd7c300804a3
 
IA-32:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.i386.rpm     MD5: 2a513150f85dc479b861900741bb13a1
 
IA-64:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.ia64.rpm     MD5: 481527f6dec3ff22d9ebcabe78b2ded2
 
x86_64:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 028d7ec52649d1ddcafc870e065de45b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 5ee523cbabd8e5f8e31bbd7c300804a3
 
IA-32:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 2a513150f85dc479b861900741bb13a1
 
IA-64:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 481527f6dec3ff22d9ebcabe78b2ded2
 
x86_64:
gpdf-2.8.2-7.7.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0752
    MD5: 028d7ec52649d1ddcafc870e065de45b
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

441722 - CVE-2008-1693 xpdf: embedded font vulnerability


References



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