Mandrake: xpdf arbitrary command execution vulnerability
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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.

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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
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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
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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.
  
Update:

 New packages are available as the previous patches that had been
 applied did not correct all possible ways of exploiting this issue.
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References:
  
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0434
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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
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Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):
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Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team