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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.60748
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0240
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0240.

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

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the way xpdf displayed malformed fonts
embedded in PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that
would cause xpdf 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.

Solution:
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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0240.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:
6.8

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-1693
BugTraq ID: 28830
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28830
Debian Security Information: DSA-1548 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1548
Debian Security Information: DSA-1606 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1606
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00522.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200804-18.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:089
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:173
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:197
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11226
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0238.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0239.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0240.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0262.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1019893
http://secunia.com/advisories/29816
http://secunia.com/advisories/29834
http://secunia.com/advisories/29836
http://secunia.com/advisories/29851
http://secunia.com/advisories/29853
http://secunia.com/advisories/29868
http://secunia.com/advisories/29869
http://secunia.com/advisories/29884
http://secunia.com/advisories/29885
http://secunia.com/advisories/30019
http://secunia.com/advisories/30033
http://secunia.com/advisories/30717
http://secunia.com/advisories/31035
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:011 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-05/msg00000.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:013 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2008_13_sr.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-603-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-603-2
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1265/references
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1266/references
XForce ISS Database: xpdf-pdf-code-execution(41884)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41884
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