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19 June 2003

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                     ESB-2003.0429 -- RHSA-2003:196-01
             Updated Xpdf packages fix security vulnerability
                               19 June 2003

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:                Xpdf
Publisher:              Red Hat
Operating System:       Red Hat Linux
                        Linux
                        UNIX
Platform:               i386
                        IA-64
Impact:                 Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access Required:        Remote
CVE Names:              CAN-2003-0434

Ref:                    ESB-2003.0076

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated Xpdf packages fix security vulnerability
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2003:196-01
Issue date:        2003-06-18
Updated on:        2003-06-18
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          
Cross references:  
Obsoletes:         RHSA-2003:137
CVE Names:         CAN-2003-0434
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1. Topic:

Updated Xpdf packages are available that fix a vulnerability where a
malicious PDF document could run arbitrary code.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.1 - i386
Red Hat Linux 7.2 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
Red Hat Linux 8.0 - i386
Red Hat Linux 9 - i386

3. Problem description:

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

Martyn Gilmore discovered a flaw in various PDF viewers and readers.  An
attacker can embed malicious external-type hyperlinks that if activated or
followed by a victim can execute arbitrary shell commands.   The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2003-0434 to this issue.

All users of Xpdf are advised to upgrade to these errata packages, which
contain a patch to correct this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):

79680 - xpdf packaging issues

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-0.92-4.71.1.src.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/os/i386/xpdf-0.92-4.71.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Linux 7.2:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.2/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-0.92-9.src.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.2/en/os/i386/xpdf-0.92-9.i386.rpm

ia64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.2/en/os/ia64/xpdf-0.92-9.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux 7.3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.3/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-1.00-6.src.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.3/en/os/i386/xpdf-1.00-6.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.3/en/os/i386/xpdf-chinese-simplified-1.00-6.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.3/en/os/i386/xpdf-chinese-traditional-1.00-6.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.3/en/os/i386/xpdf-japanese-1.00-6.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.3/en/os/i386/xpdf-korean-1.00-6.i386.rpm

Red Hat Linux 8.0:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/8.0/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-1.01-11.src.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/8.0/en/os/i386/xpdf-1.01-11.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/8.0/en/os/i386/xpdf-chinese-simplified-1.01-11.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/8.0/en/os/i386/xpdf-chinese-traditional-1.01-11.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/8.0/en/os/i386/xpdf-japanese-1.01-11.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/8.0/en/os/i386/xpdf-korean-1.01-11.i386.rpm

Red Hat Linux 9:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/9/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-2.01-9.src.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/9/en/os/i386/xpdf-2.01-9.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/9/en/os/i386/xpdf-chinese-simplified-2.01-9.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/9/en/os/i386/xpdf-chinese-traditional-2.01-9.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/9/en/os/i386/xpdf-japanese-2.01-9.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/9/en/os/i386/xpdf-korean-2.01-9.i386.rpm



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
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a877047ec8229687e1f98bbc8d9eae79 7.1/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-0.92-4.71.1.src.rpm
899382588d4da62c16254143bc21790a 7.1/en/os/i386/xpdf-0.92-4.71.1.i386.rpm
379ce6e345389bfcd896c41b69db7bc6 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-0.92-9.src.rpm
923237d4ec6ba2826880aa3ff9e75d00 7.2/en/os/i386/xpdf-0.92-9.i386.rpm
2fd06935269238db7f9dce8bd69f9d7a 7.2/en/os/ia64/xpdf-0.92-9.ia64.rpm
23e863dc6d3c97ed6a7e0de032cab85b 7.3/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-1.00-6.src.rpm
e1211ff517f4ff274e3bd8f9c1aa7b80 7.3/en/os/i386/xpdf-1.00-6.i386.rpm
9cc97a52acf4c57d90b09706829fab6f 7.3/en/os/i386/xpdf-chinese-simplified-1.00-6.i386.rpm
f83bc371b9a961a9b4ae146a99d419d4 7.3/en/os/i386/xpdf-chinese-traditional-1.00-6.i386.rpm
6b4c1a27db67fb890aa57573b2797de2 7.3/en/os/i386/xpdf-japanese-1.00-6.i386.rpm
451b5db7bbf3eaf5d1ed80310003b218 7.3/en/os/i386/xpdf-korean-1.00-6.i386.rpm
60ceeac34ec52227ccacecc3090113b1 8.0/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-1.01-11.src.rpm
bcf272beea15a327e6af0cf9b7c3046f 8.0/en/os/i386/xpdf-1.01-11.i386.rpm
935390d19d736ec4f40c3a6885387f02 8.0/en/os/i386/xpdf-chinese-simplified-1.01-11.i386.rpm
9bed417353fcb145c3af81b095ba0731 8.0/en/os/i386/xpdf-chinese-traditional-1.01-11.i386.rpm
daa07588636f48b39380b8abc5b1c1ff 8.0/en/os/i386/xpdf-japanese-1.01-11.i386.rpm
a118eff674babd2ac368ffeddbc754c0 8.0/en/os/i386/xpdf-korean-1.01-11.i386.rpm
38b6753d9e2526820c19deeca0a44fc4 9/en/os/SRPMS/xpdf-2.01-9.src.rpm
c7a7abec9952797bd086a1c31837a0c9 9/en/os/i386/xpdf-2.01-9.i386.rpm
a3c888c1e767fab7551267e7bb6ddf77 9/en/os/i386/xpdf-chinese-simplified-2.01-9.i386.rpm
3973dd1d43dad4ebe9a7dfddb0f1c00d 9/en/os/i386/xpdf-chinese-traditional-2.01-9.i386.rpm
e2753278a9fd4651d6df773773bcec20 9/en/os/i386/xpdf-japanese-2.01-9.i386.rpm
446600e313cc13c4c7058d58e15ea794 9/en/os/i386/xpdf-korean-2.01-9.i386.rpm


These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key is
available from http://www.redhat.com/security/keys.html

You can verify each package with the following command:
    
    rpm --checksig -v <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    
    md5sum <filename>


8. References:

http://lists.netsys.com/pipermail/full-disclosure/2003-June/010397.html
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0434

9. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at http://www.redhat.com/solutions/security/news/contact.html

Copyright 2003 Red Hat, Inc.
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