(RHSA-2008:0240) Important: xpdf security update

2008-04-17T04:00:00
ID RHSA-2008:0240
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2017-09-08T11:51:23

Description

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

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the way xpdf displayed malformed fonts embedded in PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause xpdf to crash, or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2008-1693)

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