Mandrake: xpdf buffer overflow vulnerability
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Mandrake The pdftops filter found in both the xpdf and CUPS packages suffers from an integer overflow that can be exploited to gain the privilege of the victim user.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           xpdf
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:002
Date:                   January 9th, 2003

Affected versions:      7.2, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 9.0

Problem Description:

 The pdftops filter found in both the xpdf and CUPS packages
 suffers from an integer overflow that can be exploited to gain
 the privilege of the victim user.


Updated Packages:
 Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
 78e3809401a324ba6c95f07c723565a9  7.2/RPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.2mdk.i586.rpm
 369eb053232cab228db800582ac45700  7.2/SRPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.2mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.0:
 e6483cb19bdd5ea5c54aa4c8a8245ad2  8.0/RPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 398a6e6e9240c9a8a31f44d55703fa93  8.0/SRPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.0/PPC:
 8e45ed607184f92df7ba11d8eeaefe1e  ppc/8.0/RPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 398a6e6e9240c9a8a31f44d55703fa93  ppc/8.0/SRPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1:
 ff859e43804e7c4df40cde357daa80d8  8.1/RPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 398a6e6e9240c9a8a31f44d55703fa93  8.1/SRPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1/IA64:
 efc7af1c1cf81ad4ab323e39fd012b21  ia64/8.1/RPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.1mdk.ia64.rpm
 398a6e6e9240c9a8a31f44d55703fa93  ia64/8.1/SRPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2:
 682bd75ce5f02a5b487d8f5fc65d4a91  8.2/RPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 398a6e6e9240c9a8a31f44d55703fa93  8.2/SRPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2/PPC:
 ee689d1322befa34df37ca265ea03318  ppc/8.2/RPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 398a6e6e9240c9a8a31f44d55703fa93  ppc/8.2/SRPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 61713e31f42b21c9c05f36affdc320a8  9.0/RPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.1mdk.i586.rpm
 398a6e6e9240c9a8a31f44d55703fa93  9.0/SRPMS/xpdf-1.01-4.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

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