Mandrake: xpdf arbitrary code execution vulnerability
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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

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