Xpdf is a viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. (These are also sometimes also called 'Acrobat' files, from the name of Adobe's PDF software.) The Xpdf project also includes a PDF text extractor, PDF-to-PostScript converter, and various other utilities. It runs under the X Window System on UNIX, VMS, and OS/2. The non-X components (pdftops, pdftotext, etc.) also run on Win32 systems, and should run on pretty much any system with a decent C++ compiler. Xpdf is designed to be small and efficient. It can use Type 1 and TrueType fonts.
|Tags||multimedia Graphics Viewers Graphics Conversion printing|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Windows|
Release Notes: The "fixed pitch" text extraction mode was added. "pdftops -paper match" was modified to handle PDF files with different-sized pages, so it will now select the matching paper size on a page-by-page basis. The ability for pdftoppm to write to stdout was added. The pdfdetach tool was added. 256-bit AES decryption was implemented. The t1lib section was commented out in the configure script, since t1lib has some potential security holes, and hasn't been updated in years. The font configuration xpdfrc commands were redesigned. The license was changed from GPLv2 to dual v2/v3 licensing.
Release Notes: Several security vulnerabilities, reported as CVE-2009-3603, CVE-2009-3604, CVE-2009-3605, CVE-2009-3606, CVE-2009-3608, and CVE-2009-3609, were fixed.
Release Notes: This release fixes several security problems related to parsing broken JBIG2 files.
Release Notes: This release fixes security holes with the following CVE identifiers: CVE-2007-4352, CVE-2007-5392, and CVE-2007-5393.
Release Notes: One security hole (CVE-2007-3387) has been fixed.