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MDKSA-2005:016: gpdf

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the gpdf package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

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 permit 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 :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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