RedHat: Moderate: xpdf security update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux An updated xpdf package that fixes a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: xpdf security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:670-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-670.html
Issue date:        2005-08-09
Updated on:        2005-08-09
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-2097
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1. Summary:

An updated xpdf package that fixes a security issue is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

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

A flaw was discovered in Xpdf in that an attacker could construct a
carefully crafted PDF file that would cause Xpdf to consume all available
disk space in /tmp when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project assigned the name CAN-2005-2097 to this issue.

Note this issue does not affect the version of Xpdf in Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3 or 2.1.

Users of xpdf should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to resolve this issue.

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/):

163918 - CAN-2005-2097 xpdf DoS


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-11.8.src.rpm
d240eb91ed91898d1285f1b03738830c  xpdf-3.00-11.8.src.rpm

i386:
857ffad14cc068f9f8df520c7cfe4244  xpdf-3.00-11.8.i386.rpm

ia64:
ce1db852d78a52c46fae89854717f406  xpdf-3.00-11.8.ia64.rpm

ppc:
a7b363839ba04fe12b2f2f26d7bf86c6  xpdf-3.00-11.8.ppc.rpm

s390:
711b388ba7cd77eced5055b8963cd85a  xpdf-3.00-11.8.s390.rpm

s390x:
a7e5d1f17050507f015ed8f9960b4db4  xpdf-3.00-11.8.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
ea5eecf2b5cde55196ad66c3e2713867  xpdf-3.00-11.8.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-11.8.src.rpm
d240eb91ed91898d1285f1b03738830c  xpdf-3.00-11.8.src.rpm

i386:
857ffad14cc068f9f8df520c7cfe4244  xpdf-3.00-11.8.i386.rpm

x86_64:
ea5eecf2b5cde55196ad66c3e2713867  xpdf-3.00-11.8.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-11.8.src.rpm
d240eb91ed91898d1285f1b03738830c  xpdf-3.00-11.8.src.rpm

i386:
857ffad14cc068f9f8df520c7cfe4244  xpdf-3.00-11.8.i386.rpm

ia64:
ce1db852d78a52c46fae89854717f406  xpdf-3.00-11.8.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
ea5eecf2b5cde55196ad66c3e2713867  xpdf-3.00-11.8.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-11.8.src.rpm
d240eb91ed91898d1285f1b03738830c  xpdf-3.00-11.8.src.rpm

i386:
857ffad14cc068f9f8df520c7cfe4244  xpdf-3.00-11.8.i386.rpm

ia64:
ce1db852d78a52c46fae89854717f406  xpdf-3.00-11.8.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
ea5eecf2b5cde55196ad66c3e2713867  xpdf-3.00-11.8.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-2005-2097

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.