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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:213

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:213.

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 CVE-2004-0888 by The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
( 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 ( has assigned the name
CVE-2005-0206 to this issue.

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

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Critical

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-0206
BugTraq ID: 11501
XForce ISS Database: xpdf-pdf-bo(17818)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0888
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2004:886
Debian Security Information: DSA-573 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-581 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-599 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2004:039 (Google Search)
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