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Fedora Core Advisory: xpdf

Oct 22, 2004, 15:58 (0 Talkback[s])

Fedora Update Notification

Product : Fedora Core 2
Name : xpdf
Version : 3.00
Release : 3.4
Summary : A PDF file viewer for the X Window System.

Description :
Xpdf is an X Window System based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Xpdf is a small and efficient program which uses standard X fonts.

Update Information:

Xpdf 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. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org/) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0888 to this issue.

Users of xpdf are advised to upgrade to this errata package, which contains a backported patch correcting these issues.

  • Thu Oct 21 2004 Than Ngo <than@redhat.com> 1:3.00-3.4
    • Apply patch to fix can-2004-0888, can-2004-0889
  • Thu Oct 21 2004 Than Ngo <than@redhat.com> 1:3.00-3.3
    • Fix xpdf crash #136633
  • Tue Oct 12 2004 Than Ngo <than@redhat.com> 1:3.00-3.2
    • Apply patch to fix can-2004-0888, can-2004-0889
    • Fix xpdf crash when selecting outline without page reference #134993
    • Fix locale issue #133911
    • Fix default fonts setting
  • Mon Jul 26 2004 Than Ngo <than@redhat.com> 1:3.00-3.1
    • update t1lib upstream
    • add cjk font patch, thanks to Yukihiro Nakai, bug #123540
    • fix a bug in font rasterizer, bug #125559
    • improve menue entry, bug #125850

This update can be downloaded from:

9a247439c975578530b1e63252f37719 SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-3.4.src.rpm
c7a133d156e4afb06eed8e659b5f7b41 x86_64/xpdf-3.00-3.4.x86_64.rpm
0285341acf5a3492e5ecb22d1b8f66eb x86_64/debug/xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-3.4.x86_64.rpm
4d69d5e3c58b4bc36cd02f0c5690322c i386/xpdf-3.00-3.4.i386.rpm
9a0206612ba4945ae35bd40b8bd3eecf i386/debug/xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-3.4.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.