RHSA-2006:0201-01 Important: xpdf security update
Posted on: 02/13/2006 05:52 PM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: xpdf security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2006:0201-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0201.html
Issue date: 2006-02-13
Updated on: 2006-02-13
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CVE-2006-0301
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1. Summary:

An updated xpdf package that fixes a buffer overflow security issue 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:

The xpdf package is an X Window System-based viewer for Portable Document
Format (PDF) files.

A heap based buffer overflow bug was discovered in 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 assigned the name CVE-2006-0301 to this issue.

Users of Xpdf should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to resolve these issues.

Red Hat would like to thank Dirk Mueller for reporting this issue and
providing a patch.

4. Solution:

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

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

179046 - CVE-2006-0301 PDF splash handling heap overflow


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-11.12.src.rpm
ecbd1704215b5886b323f3ed284eab56 xpdf-3.00-11.12.src.rpm

i386:
df7bc17f97f222aa73ac258341a45acd xpdf-3.00-11.12.i386.rpm

ia64:
6ee29be68882992838fba3bcc29a9307 xpdf-3.00-11.12.ia64.rpm

ppc:
d2293530e86e08eccd70fbae4593b8ef xpdf-3.00-11.12.ppc.rpm

s390:
e7fb6a40049da54253a9291701433539 xpdf-3.00-11.12.s390.rpm

s390x:
8b410ea2468533f79c897d80c7fd279d xpdf-3.00-11.12.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
f8464b02fa282be752281225f0d23cc4 xpdf-3.00-11.12.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-11.12.src.rpm
ecbd1704215b5886b323f3ed284eab56 xpdf-3.00-11.12.src.rpm

i386:
df7bc17f97f222aa73ac258341a45acd xpdf-3.00-11.12.i386.rpm

x86_64:
f8464b02fa282be752281225f0d23cc4 xpdf-3.00-11.12.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-11.12.src.rpm
ecbd1704215b5886b323f3ed284eab56 xpdf-3.00-11.12.src.rpm

i386:
df7bc17f97f222aa73ac258341a45acd xpdf-3.00-11.12.i386.rpm

ia64:
6ee29be68882992838fba3bcc29a9307 xpdf-3.00-11.12.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
f8464b02fa282be752281225f0d23cc4 xpdf-3.00-11.12.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-11.12.src.rpm
ecbd1704215b5886b323f3ed284eab56 xpdf-3.00-11.12.src.rpm

i386:
df7bc17f97f222aa73ac258341a45acd xpdf-3.00-11.12.i386.rpm

ia64:
6ee29be68882992838fba3bcc29a9307 xpdf-3.00-11.12.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
f8464b02fa282be752281225f0d23cc4 xpdf-3.00-11.12.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=CVE-2006-0301

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2006 Red Hat, Inc.
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