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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0262

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0262.

gpdf is a GNOME-based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

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

Users of gpdf are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch 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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