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[RHSA-2008:0240-01] Important: xpdf security update

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Date: Thu Apr 17 2008 - 18:28:48 GMT
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Red Hat Security Advisory Synopsis: Important: xpdf security update Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0240-01 Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0240.html Issue date: 2008-04-17 CVE Names: CVE-2008-1693 =====================================================================
  1. Summary:

Updated xpdf packages that fix a security issue are 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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Description:

Xpdf is an X Window System-based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

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

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve this issue.

4. 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

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-16.el4.src.rpm

i386:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.i386.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.ia64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.ppc.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.s390.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.s390x.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-16.el4.src.rpm

i386:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.i386.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-16.el4.src.rpm

i386:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.i386.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.ia64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-16.el4.src.rpm

i386:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.i386.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.ia64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1693 http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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