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RHSA-2004-592: xpdf Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the xpdf packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
An updated xpdf package that fixes a number of integer overflow security
flaws is now available.
Xpdf is an X Window System based viewer for Portable Document Format
During a source code audit, Chris Evans and others discovered a number
of integer overflow bugs that affected all versions of 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 (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2004-0888 to this issue.
Users of xpdf are advised to upgrade to this errata package, which contains
a backported patch correcting these issues.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-592.html
Threat Level: High
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