xpdf security update

2009-12-18T19:08:10
ID CESA-2009:1680
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2009-12-18T19:08:22

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2009:1680

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.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-December/028437.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-December/028438.html

Affected packages: xpdf

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1680.html