Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Ubuntu Local Security Checks >> USN48-1 : xpdf, tetex-bin vulnerabilities


Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN48-1 : xpdf, tetex-bin vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
xpdf, tetex-bin vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libkpathsea-dev
- libkpathsea3
- tetex-bin
- xpdf
- xpdf-common
- xpdf-reader
- xpdf-utils


Description :

A potential buffer overflow has been found in the xpdf viewer. An
insufficient input validation could be exploited by a possible hacker
providing a specially crafted PDF file which, when processed by xpdf,
could result in abnormal program termination or the execution of
attacker supplied program code with the user's rights.

The tetex-bin package contains the affected xpdf code to generate PDF
output and process included PDF files, thus is vulnerable as well.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libkpathsea-dev-2.0.2-21ubuntu0.3 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libkpathsea3-2.0.2-21ubuntu0.3 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- tetex-bin-2.0.2-21ubuntu0.3 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- xpdf-3.00-8ubuntu1.3 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- xpdf-common-3.00-8ubuntu1.3 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- xpdf-reader-3.00-8ubuntu1.3 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- xpdf-utils-3.00-8ubuntu1.3 (Ubuntu 4.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

5Pcs Serial ATA SATA 3 RAID Data HDD Hard Drive Disk Signal Cables Red 40cm EC
$2.9
5Pcs Serial ATA SATA 3 RAID Data HDD Hard Drive Disk Signal Cables Red 40cm EC pictureDELL RAID CONTROLLER H710P 1GB 6GB/S MINI MONO FOR DELL POWEREDGE R720XD N3V6G
$395.0
DELL RAID CONTROLLER H710P 1GB 6GB/S MINI MONO FOR DELL POWEREDGE R720XD N3V6G pictureLSI SAS9200-8E Dual Port External SAS/SATA 6Gbps RAID Adapter HBA
$39.99
LSI SAS9200-8E Dual Port External SAS/SATA 6Gbps RAID Adapter HBA  pictureStarTech.com Dual mSATA RAID Enclosure
$53.51
StarTech.com Dual mSATA RAID Enclosure picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.