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MDKSA-2004:113: xpdf Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the xpdf package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:113 (xpdf).
Chris Evans discovered numerous vulnerabilities in the xpdf package:
Multiple integer overflow issues affecting xpdf-2.0 and xpdf-3.0. Also programs
like cups which have embedded versions of xpdf. These can result in writing an
arbitrary byte to a possible hacker controlled location which probably could lead to
arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2004-0888)
Multiple integer overflow issues affecting xpdf-3.0 only. These can result in
DoS or possibly arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2004-0889)
Chris also discovered issues with infinite loop logic error affecting xpdf-3.0
The updated packages are patched to deal with these issues.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:113
Threat Level: High
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