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RedHat: Important: xpdf security update Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux An updated xpdf package that correctly fixes several integer overflows is now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: xpdf security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:213-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-213.html
Issue date:        2005-03-04
Updated on:        2005-03-04
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0206
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1. Summary:

An updated xpdf package that correctly fixes several integer overflows is
now available.

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 (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

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

During a source code audit, Chris Evans and others discovered a number of
integer overflow bugs that affected all versions of Xpdf. An attacker could
construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause Xpdf to crash or
possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. This issue was assigned the
name CAN-2004-0888 by The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org). RHSA-2004:592 contained a fix for this issue, but it was
found to be incomplete and left 64-bit architectures vulnerable. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CAN-2005-0206 to this issue.

All users of xpdf should upgrade to this updated package, which contains
backported patches to resolve these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

135393 - CAN-2004-0888 xpdf integer overflows (CAN-2005-0206)

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-0.92-15.src.rpm
4f85ed5e129e5b1737ef711b598c7c9d  xpdf-0.92-15.src.rpm

i386:
7a6880608bdc6d06b08e363ca1396c22  xpdf-0.92-15.i386.rpm

ia64:
a98435fe76e02c0a5c47e59ecd1ae6a1  xpdf-0.92-15.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-0.92-15.src.rpm
4f85ed5e129e5b1737ef711b598c7c9d  xpdf-0.92-15.src.rpm

ia64:
a98435fe76e02c0a5c47e59ecd1ae6a1  xpdf-0.92-15.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-0.92-15.src.rpm
4f85ed5e129e5b1737ef711b598c7c9d  xpdf-0.92-15.src.rpm

i386:
7a6880608bdc6d06b08e363ca1396c22  xpdf-0.92-15.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-0.92-15.src.rpm
4f85ed5e129e5b1737ef711b598c7c9d  xpdf-0.92-15.src.rpm

i386:
7a6880608bdc6d06b08e363ca1396c22  xpdf-0.92-15.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-2.02-9.6.src.rpm
1976be6990391a42f52e231de297be87  xpdf-2.02-9.6.src.rpm

i386:
bb68c0b307e327afb205a79847ee86cf  xpdf-2.02-9.6.i386.rpm

ia64:
0ef5235258a6ea789cae9f0c89a5eecb  xpdf-2.02-9.6.ia64.rpm

ppc:
6c0cb36784fa5e110e4de5b17fa1ddb0  xpdf-2.02-9.6.ppc.rpm

s390:
7edbe967e377130e117c28f7b54f47f2  xpdf-2.02-9.6.s390.rpm

s390x:
eefb8189ffb941f46128419578663ebf  xpdf-2.02-9.6.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
c00c9587c4a87e1ac920be1e1de73b5a  xpdf-2.02-9.6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-2.02-9.6.src.rpm
1976be6990391a42f52e231de297be87  xpdf-2.02-9.6.src.rpm

i386:
bb68c0b307e327afb205a79847ee86cf  xpdf-2.02-9.6.i386.rpm

x86_64:
c00c9587c4a87e1ac920be1e1de73b5a  xpdf-2.02-9.6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-2.02-9.6.src.rpm
1976be6990391a42f52e231de297be87  xpdf-2.02-9.6.src.rpm

i386:
bb68c0b307e327afb205a79847ee86cf  xpdf-2.02-9.6.i386.rpm

ia64:
0ef5235258a6ea789cae9f0c89a5eecb  xpdf-2.02-9.6.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
c00c9587c4a87e1ac920be1e1de73b5a  xpdf-2.02-9.6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-2.02-9.6.src.rpm
1976be6990391a42f52e231de297be87  xpdf-2.02-9.6.src.rpm

i386:
bb68c0b307e327afb205a79847ee86cf  xpdf-2.02-9.6.i386.rpm

ia64:
0ef5235258a6ea789cae9f0c89a5eecb  xpdf-2.02-9.6.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
c00c9587c4a87e1ac920be1e1de73b5a  xpdf-2.02-9.6.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=CAN-2005-0206

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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