RHSA-2008:0240-01 Important: xpdf security update
Posted on: 04/17/2008 10:05 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-2008:0240-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0240.html
Issue date: 2008-04-17
CVE Names: CVE-2008-1693
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1. Summary:

Updated xpdf packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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. Description:

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

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the way xpdf displayed malformed fonts
embedded in PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that
would cause xpdf to crash, or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when
opened. (CVE-2008-1693)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve this issue.

4. Solution:

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):


6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-16.el4.src.rpm

i386:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.i386.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.ia64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.ppc.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.s390.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.s390x.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-16.el4.src.rpm

i386:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.i386.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-16.el4.src.rpm

i386:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.i386.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.ia64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-16.el4.src.rpm

i386:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.i386.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.ia64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-16.el4.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-2008-1693
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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