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Mandrake: xpdf arbitrary code execution vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake Martyn Gilmore discovered flaws in various PDF viewers, including xpdf.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           xpdf
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:071
Date:                   June 27th, 2003

Affected versions:	9.0, 9.1, Corporate Server 2.1

Problem Description:

 Martyn Gilmore discovered flaws in various PDF viewers, including xpdf.
 An attacker could place malicious external hyperlinks in a document
 that, if followed, could execute arbitary shell commands with the
 privileges of the person viewing the PDF document.


Updated Packages:
 Corporate Server 2.1:
 722121c3cef917ee6b8ce51f3754200c  corporate/2.1/RPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.2mdk.i586.rpm
 e80ab78011d0f8f79cb3f03bc092ec4b  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.2mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 722121c3cef917ee6b8ce51f3754200c  9.0/RPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.2mdk.i586.rpm
 e80ab78011d0f8f79cb3f03bc092ec4b  9.0/SRPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.2mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 c83e631cfa8b43fed2e9553b305eea23  9.1/RPMS/xpdf-2.01-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
 f3c1d8c4de62fde4522403ef347fb0f2  9.1/SRPMS/xpdf-2.01-2.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
 bc5f7bbe9fa58f336bb54ad9b0b17bc9  ppc/9.1/RPMS/xpdf-2.01-2.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 f3c1d8c4de62fde4522403ef347fb0f2  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/xpdf-2.01-2.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig 

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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