FLSA-2005:2352: Updated Xpdf package fixes security issues
Posted on: 02/11/2005 06:43 PM

An updated Xpdf package has been released for Red Hat Linux 7.3, 9, and Fedora Core 1

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Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

Synopsis: Updated Xpdf package fixes security issues
Advisory ID: FLSA:2352
Issue date: 2005-02-10
Product: Red Hat Linux, Fedora Core
Keywords: Bugfix
Cross references: https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=2352
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0888 CAN-2004-1125 CAN-2005-0064
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1. Topic:

Updated Xpdf packages that fix several security issues are now available.

Xpdf is an X Window System based viewer for Portable document Format (PDF) files.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
Red Hat Linux 9 - i386
Fedora Core 1 - i386

3. Problem description:

During a source code audit, Chris Evans and others discovered a number of integer overflow bugs that affected all versions of xpdf. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause xpdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0888 to this issue.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Gfx::doImage function of Xpdf. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause Xpdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1125 to this issue.

A buffer overflow flaw was found when processing the /Encrypt /Length tag. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause Xpdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0064 to this issue.

Users of xpdf are advised to upgrade to these errata packages, which contain backported patches correcting these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:

yum update

or to use apt:

apt-get update; apt-get upgrade

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit http://www fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to configure yum and apt-get.

5. Bug IDs fixed:

http://bugzilla.fedora.us - bug #2352 - xpdf 3.00 Buffer overflow

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.3:

SRPM:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/SRPMS/xpdf-1.00-7.4.legacy.src.rpm

i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/i386/xpdf-1.00-7.4.legacy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/i386/xpdf-chinese-simplified-1.00-7.4.legacy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/i386/xpdf-chinese-traditional-1.00-7.4.legacy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/i386/xpdf-japanese-1.00-7.4.legacy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/i386/xpdf-korean-1.00-7.4.legacy.i386.rpm

Red Hat Linux 9:

SRPM:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/SRPMS/xpdf-2.01-11.3.legacy.src.rpm

i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/xpdf-2.01-11.3.legacy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/xpdf-chinese-simplified-2.01-11.3.legacy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/xpdf-chinese-traditional-2.01-11.3.legacy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/xpdf-japanese-2.01-11.3.legacy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/xpdf-korean-2.01-11.3.legacy.i386.rpm

Fedora Core 1:

SRPM:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/1/updates/SRPMS/xpdf-2.03-1.3.legacy.src.rpm

i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/1/updates/i386/xpdf-2.03-1.3.legacy.i386.rpm

7. Verification:

SHA1 sum Package Name
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423ffbb749b7ee88eeb10e6a859eeb0bf065e14f
redhat/7.3/updates/i386/xpdf-1.00-7.4.legacy.i386.rpm
c73127114f7369b5b7dc47f888bd751aff93126e
redhat/7.3/updates/i386/xpdf-chinese-simplified-1.00-7.4.legacy.i386.rpm
fc92215a4b5767adc4fc97dbdab273116ba4d633
redhat/7.3/updates/i386/xpdf-chinese-traditional-1.00-7.4.legacy.i386.rpm
f723ea683d914c4a07715a06aa986f91617bd4ea
redhat/7.3/updates/i386/xpdf-japanese-1.00-7.4.legacy.i386.rpm
81c63ff5b9f1fc0e6a9a384407a46bd699f33feb
redhat/7.3/updates/i386/xpdf-korean-1.00-7.4.legacy.i386.rpm
e4a7aabeaaac53c1773f2cee640ec1052cffb820
redhat/7.3/updates/SRPMS/xpdf-1.00-7.4.legacy.src.rpm
67e76b9214471447bf79ea1b5b191b16122ba2c0
redhat/9/updates/i386/xpdf-2.01-11.3.legacy.i386.rpm
7c6d5c6374dd7e5c952d37ead71071500ac9fda3
redhat/9/updates/i386/xpdf-chinese-simplified-2.01-11.3.legacy.i386.rpm
e351ec803bc2e7c27aa4677dcd57ad9f4772c492
redhat/9/updates/i386/xpdf-chinese-traditional-2.01-11.3.legacy.i386.rpm
fcde9f1758de64bd50e5ef003cf344c63264b940
redhat/9/updates/i386/xpdf-japanese-2.01-11.3.legacy.i386.rpm
a5e48c1ef2bca6e59b4c27f442078231d6dd68c2
redhat/9/updates/i386/xpdf-korean-2.01-11.3.legacy.i386.rpm
118304e7529774f84fd2a7ac23c4220fe5f92a52
redhat/9/updates/SRPMS/xpdf-2.01-11.3.legacy.src.rpm
604172c53feadba2f6049a41e214dd61ec24fd95
fedora/1/updates/i386/xpdf-2.03-1.3.legacy.i386.rpm
93454fd7f71a3fe88bcc89593312c6120e7168fc
fedora/1/updates/SRPMS/xpdf-2.03-1.3.legacy.src.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security. Our key is available from http://www.fedoralegacy.org/about/security.php

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig -v filename

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command:

sha1sum filename

8. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0888
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1125
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0064
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=186type=vulnerabilities

9. Contact:

The Fedora Legacy security contact is secnotice@fedoralegacy.org. More project details at http://www.fedoralegacy.org


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