USN-48-1: xpdf, tetex-bin vulnerabilities
Posted on: 12/23/2004 05:18 AM

New xpdf, tetex-bin are available for Ubuntu Linux 4.10

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-48-1 December 23, 2004
xpdf, tetex-bin vulnerabilities

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to version 2.0.2-21ubuntu0.3 (tetex-bin) and 3.00-8ubuntu1.3 (xpdf-reader and xpdf-utils). In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

A potential buffer overflow has been found in the xpdf viewer. An insufficient input validation could be exploited by an attacker 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 privileges.

The tetex-bin package contains the affected xpdf code to generate PDF output and process included PDF files, thus is vulnerable as well.

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 111516 91d5121871fbc40325c64f71c52d2368
Size/MD5: 1062 96188950b927b1f8a1abaa020d8b2b46
Size/MD5: 11677169 8f02d5940bf02072ce5fe05429c90e63
Size/MD5: 47708 301d787a7c85511fdc23fca240a8e424
Size/MD5: 788 f7410eb3d47f5d0fba5e1e480018fe91
Size/MD5: 534697 95294cef3031dd68e65f331e8750b2c2

Architecture independent packages:
Size/MD5: 56312 1aa9d38c4a2dbd3b552762c013e91b89
Size/MD5: 1272 2ea4f0c32b5c1e521753d69c1c886d43

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 72758 29c480c72ca84511db3ed6e880874ce9
Size/MD5: 60046 3dcd0a9401e21f776a42987acc0dab43
Size/MD5: 4327878 afed2656b07dfea49662560a58c8f454
Size/MD5: 666706 df21bfd2fedc4b4cf3a05bace8304bca
Size/MD5: 1270646 976e998a96fc010123d1650a3bd8dd28

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 64826 41c1d3ab86254e405449381262d43e4e
Size/MD5: 56442 8ae2437dbfa2a308ffbc59d946866714
Size/MD5: 3812642 eff8ee40905d78b281f18f64d173ea4f
Size/MD5: 631658 d33df980b98ad9a97e78204ae4d9bbba
Size/MD5: 1193090 24d5f6d5e263b4b5dfcc0ae1b4e91b89

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 74900 87ff745622df30898482b18c0fd5c263
Size/MD5: 61378 8930202da97da548026bfb4c7014fa56
Size/MD5: 4350626 4917e0611f4265352ce197cb59932fe0
Size/MD5: 692858 f6a3f6c7a201455b526529f57b95ed1b
Size/MD5: 1310934 b63924810ff3f14934bc6ca48f8a1a0f

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