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MDKSA-2003:071-1: xpdf

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the xpdf package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:071-1 (xpdf).


Martyn Gilmore discovered flaws in various PDF viewers, including xpdf. An
attacker could place malicious external hyperlinks in a document that, if
followed, could execute arbitary shell commands with the rights of the
person viewing the PDF document.
Update:
New packages are available as the previous patches that had been applied did not
correct all possible ways of exploiting this issue.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:071-1
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7912

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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