DSA 2135-1: New xpdf packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 12/22/2010 10:18 AM

New xpdf packages has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2135-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
December 21, 2010 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : xpdf
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2010-3702 CVE-2010-3704

Joel Voss of Leviathan Security Group discovered two vulnerabilities
in xpdf rendering engine, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary
code if a malformed PDF file is opened.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
version 3.02-1.4+lenny3.

For the upcoming stable distribution (squeeze) and the unstable
distribution (sid), these problems don't apply, since xpdf has been
patched to use the Poppler PDF library.

We recommend that you upgrade your poppler packages.

Upgrade instructions
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If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

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