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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0239

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0239.

Poppler is a PDF rendering library, used by applications such as Evince.

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the way poppler displayed malformed fonts
embedded in PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that
would cause applications that use poppler -- such as Evince -- to crash,
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2008-1693)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve this issue.

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 : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-1693
BugTraq ID: 28830
Debian Security Information: DSA-1548 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1606 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:011 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:013 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: xpdf-pdf-code-execution(41884)
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