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MDKSA-2005:016: gpdf Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the gpdf package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:016 (gpdf).
A buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in the xpdf PDF code, which
could allow for arbitrary code execution as the user viewing a PDF file. The
vulnerability exists due to insufficient bounds checking while processing a PDF
file that provides malicious values in the /Encrypt /Length tag. Gpdf uses xpdf
code and is susceptible to the same vulnerability.
The updated packages have been patched to prevent these problems.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:016
Threat Level: High
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