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Mandrake: xpdf arbitrary command execution vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake 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.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           xpdf
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:071-1
Date:                   July 23rd, 2003
Original Advisory 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.

 New packages are available as the previous patches that had been
 applied did not correct all possible ways of exploiting this issue.


Updated Packages:
 Corporate Server 2.1:
 12939cf7ca98085acc4f6ba5d741a8c6  corporate/2.1/RPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.3mdk.i586.rpm
 1a9bdf930d450c8b7f506d987805aa42  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.3mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
 5f22b8c7e2a03f4ad1d452b23348c967  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.3mdk.x86_64.rpm
 1a9bdf930d450c8b7f506d987805aa42  x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.3mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 12939cf7ca98085acc4f6ba5d741a8c6  9.0/RPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.3mdk.i586.rpm
 1a9bdf930d450c8b7f506d987805aa42  9.0/SRPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.3mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 6f95f03b679a5e834ce8e19f440ebeed  9.1/RPMS/xpdf-2.01-2.2mdk.i586.rpm
 cfe1fa4745fd0ab9488bc7490ba8919e  9.1/SRPMS/xpdf-2.01-2.2mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
 e4648afe258244c0bb59ecc533478816  ppc/9.1/RPMS/xpdf-2.01-2.2mdk.ppc.rpm
 cfe1fa4745fd0ab9488bc7490ba8919e  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/xpdf-2.01-2.2mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

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

A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

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

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

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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