(RHSA-2005:708) gpdf security update

ID RHSA-2005:708
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2017-09-08T12:09:55


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.