(RHSA-2007:1030) Important: xpdf security update

2007-11-07T05:00:00
ID RHSA-2007:1030
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2017-07-28T18:44:02

Description

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

Alin Rad Pop discovered several flaws in the handling of PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause Xpdf to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.
(CVE-2007-4352, CVE-2007-5392, CVE-2007-5393)

A flaw was found in the t1lib library, used in the handling of Type 1 fonts. An attacker could create a malicious file that would cause Xpdf to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2007-4033)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.