gpdf security update

2005-08-10T19:14:14
ID CESA-2005:708
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2005-08-10T21:01:13

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2005:708

The gpdf package is an GNOME based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Marcus Meissner reported a flaw in gpdf. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that would cause gpdf to consume all available disk space in /tmp when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CAN-2005-2097 to this issue.

Note that this issue does not affect the version of gpdf in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 2.1.

Users of gpdf should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to resolve this issue.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2005-August/024093.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2005-August/024094.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2005-August/024097.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2005-August/024098.html

Affected packages: gpdf

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-708.html