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RHSA-2005-708: gpdf

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the gpdf packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


An updated gpdf 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 gpdf package is an GNOME based viewer for Portable Document Format
(PDF) files.

Marcus Meissner reported a flaw in gpdf. A possible hacker could construct a
carefully crafted PDF file that would cause gpdf 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 that this issue does not affect the version of gpdf in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3 or 2.1.

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




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-708.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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