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Red Hat: An updated xpdf package fixes a security issue

Xpdf is an X Window System based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Petr Gajdos and Christian Kornacker of SUSE reported a buffer overflow flaw in Xpdf’s Type 1 font parser. A specially-crafted PDF file with an embedded Type 1 font could cause Xpdf to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when opened. Updated packages are available from updates.redhat.com.

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                  Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: xpdf security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2009:1680-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1680.html
Issue date:        2009-12-16
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-4035 
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1. Summary:

An updated xpdf package that fixes a security issue is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Description:

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

Petr Gajdos and Christian Kornacker of SUSE reported a buffer overflow flaw
in Xpdf's Type 1 font parser. A specially-crafted PDF file with an embedded
Type 1 font could cause Xpdf to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code
when opened. (CVE-2009-4035)

Users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to correct this issue.

4. Solution:

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

541614 - CVE-2009-4035 xpdf: buffer overflow in FoFiType1::parse

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.src.rpm

i386:
xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-23.el4_8.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.ia64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-23.el4_8.1.ia64.rpm

ppc:
xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.ppc.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-23.el4_8.1.ppc.rpm

s390:
xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.s390.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-23.el4_8.1.s390.rpm

s390x:
xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.s390x.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-23.el4_8.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-23.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.src.rpm

i386:
xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-23.el4_8.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-23.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.src.rpm

i386:
xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-23.el4_8.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.ia64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-23.el4_8.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-23.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.src.rpm

i386:
xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-23.el4_8.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.ia64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-23.el4_8.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
xpdf-3.00-23.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm
xpdf-debuginfo-3.00-23.el4_8.1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-4035.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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