RHSA-2005:057-01: Important: gpdf security update
Posted on: 02/15/2005 01:48 PM

A gpdf security update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: gpdf security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2005:057-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-057.html
Issue date: 2005-02-15
Updated on: 2005-02-15
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CAN-2004-1125 CAN-2005-0064 CAN-2005-0206
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1. Summary:

An updated gpdf package that fixes two security issues is now available.

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

GPdf is a viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files for GNOME.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Gfx::doImage function of Xpdf which also affects GPdf due to a shared codebase. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause GPdf 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 in the Decrypt::makeFileKey2 function of Xpdf which also affects GPdf due to a shared codebase. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause GPdf 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.

During a source code audit, Chris Evans and others discovered a number of integer overflow bugs that affected all versions of Xpdf, which also affects GPdf due to a shared codebase. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause GPdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. This issue was assigned the name CAN-2004-0888 by The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org). Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 contained a fix for this issue, but it was found to be incomplete and left 64-bit architectures vulnerable. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0206 to this issue.

Users should update to this erratum package which contains backported patches to correct these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the following Web page for the System Administration or Customization guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

144210 - CAN-2004-1125 gpdf buffer overflow
145054 - CAN-2005-0064 xpdf buffer overflow
147518 - CAN-2004-0888 xpdf integer overflows

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.src.rpm
0d2d40d1e98b5e2ecbebabf18f4941f7 gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.src.rpm

i386:
bd095233bada6a9596cc0a27a88c3991 gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.i386.rpm

ia64:
e8ad37d8c0c724526af8d0d59f7bc8e3 gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
226b1a316072a0aa69e9c8729a8a37ed gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.ppc.rpm

s390:
7945af0b72f4ddc8942d00a8b279fc1c gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.s390.rpm

s390x:
18935e86dc836057e5bc7bb0da86d281 gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
7438f03d85d8e28d180fa4aebc16e624 gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.src.rpm
0d2d40d1e98b5e2ecbebabf18f4941f7 gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.src.rpm

i386:
bd095233bada6a9596cc0a27a88c3991 gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
7438f03d85d8e28d180fa4aebc16e624 gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.src.rpm
0d2d40d1e98b5e2ecbebabf18f4941f7 gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.src.rpm

i386:
bd095233bada6a9596cc0a27a88c3991 gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.i386.rpm

ia64:
e8ad37d8c0c724526af8d0d59f7bc8e3 gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
7438f03d85d8e28d180fa4aebc16e624 gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.src.rpm
0d2d40d1e98b5e2ecbebabf18f4941f7 gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.src.rpm

i386:
bd095233bada6a9596cc0a27a88c3991 gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.i386.rpm

ia64:
e8ad37d8c0c724526af8d0d59f7bc8e3 gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
7438f03d85d8e28d180fa4aebc16e624 gpdf-2.8.2-4.3.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

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://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0206

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.


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