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Vulnerability Assessment Details
xpdf, tetex-bin vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
These remote packages are missing security patches :
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.
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
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