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RHSA-2005-670: xpdf

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the xpdf packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


An updated xpdf package that fixes a security issue is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

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

A flaw was discovered in Xpdf in that a possible hacker could construct a
carefully crafted PDF file that would cause Xpdf to consume all available
disk space in /tmp when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project assigned the name CVE-2005-2097 to this issue.

Note this issue does not affect the version of Xpdf in Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3 or 2.1.

Users of xpdf should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to resolve this issue.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-670.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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