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[DSA645] DSA-645-1 cupsys Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
iDEFENSE has reported a buffer overflow in xpdf, the portable document
format (PDF) suite. Similar code is present in the PDF processing
part of CUPS. A maliciously crafted PDF file could exploit this
problem, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
In the unstable distribution (sid) CUPSYS does not use its own xpdf
variant anymore but uses xpdf-utils.
We recommend that you upgrade your cups packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-645
Threat Level: High
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