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Red Hat Xpdf Packages Vulnerability (CIAC N-040)




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                       The U.S. Department of Energy
                   Computer Incident Advisory Capability
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                             INFORMATION BULLETIN

                      Red Hat Xpdf Packages Vulnerability
                               [RHSA-2003:037-09]

February 6, 2003 19:00 GMT                                        Number N-040
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PROBLEM:       A integer overflow vulnerability has been identified in the 
               pdftops filter. Since the code for pdftops is taken from the 
               Xpdf project, all versions of Xpdf including 2.01 are 
               vulnerable. 
PLATFORM:      Red Hat Linux 6.2 
               Red Hat Linux 7.0 
               Red Hat Linux 7.1 
               Red Hat Linux 7.2 
               Red Hat Linux 7.3 
               Red Hat Linux 8.0 
DAMAGE:        A maliciously-crafted pdf document could run arbitrary code. 
SOLUTION:      Apply correct upgrade, reference list in the advisory 
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VULNERABILITY  The risk is HIGH. If exploited, the attacker could have the 
ASSESSMENT:    same access privileges as the user who viewed the file with 
               Xpdf. 
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LINKS: 
 CIAC BULLETIN:      http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/n-040.shtml 
 ORIGINAL BULLETIN:  https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-037.html 
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[***** Start RHSA-2003:037-09 *****]


 Updated Xpdf packages fix security vulnerability

Advisory: RHSA-2003:037-09 
Last updated on: 2003-02-06 
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 6.2
Red Hat Linux 7.0
Red Hat Linux 7.1
Red Hat Linux 7.2
Red Hat Linux 7.3
Red Hat Linux 8.0 
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CAN-2002-1384
 


   Security Advisory 


Details:

Updated Xpdf packages are now available that fix a vulnerability in which a
maliciously-crafted pdf document could run arbitrary code.

Xpdf is a viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

During an audit of CUPS, a printing system, Zen Parsec found an integer
overflow vulnerability in the pdftops filter. Since the code for pdftops
is taken from the Xpdf project, all versions of Xpdf including 2.01 are
also vulnerable to this issue. An attacker could create a PDF file that 
could execute arbitrary code. This could would have the same access 
privileges as the user who viewed the file with Xpdf.

All users of Xpdf are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages. For
Red Hat Linux 8.0 we have included new packages based on Xpdf 1.01 with a
patch to correct this issue. For Red Hat Linux 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 we
have upgraded Xpdf to version 1.00 with a patch to correct this issue. For
Red Hat Linux 6.2 we have upgraded Xpdf to version 0.92 with a patch to
correct this issue.



Updated packages:

Red Hat Linux 6.2 

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SRPMS: 
xpdf-0.92-1.62.0.src.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     14f5a760b10a2022fe11b13a608679e4 
  
i386: 
xpdf-0.92-1.62.0.i386.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     84273042eac769bca8e0ae41e40cbb51 
  
Red Hat Linux 7.0 

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SRPMS: 
xpdf-0.92-2.70.0.src.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     2ec914d67d16b66eb4777793c4927d2b 
  
i386: 
xpdf-0.92-2.70.0.i386.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     e9f8f9b571951d832dcfe6310c222600 
  
Red Hat Linux 7.1 

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SRPMS: 
xpdf-0.92-4.71.0.src.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     777407e0f43e7586f4ef22681eb5311b 
  
i386: 
xpdf-0.92-4.71.0.i386.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     69f703be285030506d5775c7e258353e 
  
Red Hat Linux 7.2 

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SRPMS: 
xpdf-0.92-8.src.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     6aef839487e9ef365c8a1e083cdb8d40 
  
i386: 
xpdf-0.92-8.i386.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     a5b8632b5e3fdae729fd138c79511f37 
  
ia64: 
xpdf-0.92-8.ia64.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     9833d7aaa358bf91daac2927d85ecca4 
  
Red Hat Linux 7.3 

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SRPMS: 
xpdf-1.00-5.src.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     d3f8e5d7bbfe3c10c924b8e8e2c855e2 
  
i386: 
xpdf-1.00-5.i386.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     970dcce631dd221352e4079de6fc8cc8 
xpdf-chinese-simplified-1.00-5.i386.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     1281db16a674bbba70a40f22b8da44c1 
xpdf-chinese-traditional-1.00-5.i386.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     f9ad4618251a7aaabc62767dda269177 
xpdf-japanese-1.00-5.i386.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     c796d0feb9f67344104393c82c4c707c 
xpdf-korean-1.00-5.i386.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     8313eca768d1741372b18a304400bec9 
  
Red Hat Linux 8.0 

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SRPMS: 
xpdf-1.01-10.src.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     d9e8a55e8fc1a1c2accf738372f541f1 
  
i386: 
xpdf-1.01-10.i386.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     5ff0fab12ef736f60e9d9608a4c17d59 
xpdf-chinese-simplified-1.01-10.i386.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     b175f4484b7b652164b4065b9c04f700 
xpdf-chinese-traditional-1.01-10.i386.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     b79bb5155ef492835453dd0eb07af345 
xpdf-japanese-1.01-10.i386.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     15058d3a0a53536f6300d4e5c52c00b1 
xpdf-korean-1.01-10.i386.rpm
[ via FTP ] [ via HTTP ]     028755012a882c6ed4024b7b4c601911 
  

Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.



References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2002-1384




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The listed packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available 
at:
http://www.redhat.com/solutions/security/news/publickey.html#key 
You can verify each package and see who signed it with the following command:

rpm --checksig -v filename 
If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, 
examine only the md5sum with the following command:

md5sum filename 
Note that you need RPM >= 3.0 to check GnuPG keys. 

The Red Hat security contact is security@redhat.com. More contact details at 
http://www.redhat.com/solutions/security/news/contact.html
 
 



[***** End RHSA-2003:037-09 *****]
_______________________________________________________________________________

CIAC wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Red Hat for the 
information contained in this bulletin.
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