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ESB-2005.0629 -- RHSA-2005:708-01 -- Moderate: gpdf security update

Date: 11 August 2005
References: ESB-2006.0540  

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                     ESB-2005.0629 -- RHSA-2005:708-01
                      Moderate: gpdf security update
                              11 August 2005

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           gpdf
Publisher:         Red Hat
Operating System:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES/WS 4
                   Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4
                   UNIX variants
Impact:            Denial of Service
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-2097

Original Bulletin: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-708.html

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
         platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
         running GPdf check for an updated version of the software for their
         operating system.

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: gpdf security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:708-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-708.html
Issue date:        2005-08-10
Updated on:        2005-08-10
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-2097
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1. Summary:

An updated gpdf package that fixes a security issue is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

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.

4. Solution:

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  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/):

163920 - CAN-2005-2097 gpdf DoS


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.src.rpm
63426feab3b4515c77dd7f3429ced2b1  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.src.rpm

i386:
328bfb4b68c3c9d400356c68ee8d094e  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.i386.rpm

ia64:
6975af509ac9ce826b0828827fe7a383  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
bd4f621b08a94d827a5ecef47a405b03  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.ppc.rpm

s390:
f74928bb8de575316382103d764c9303  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.s390.rpm

s390x:
e7d8b9ad37c21008c0726a526914fac5  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
060885532310ab317c726490a9802e7e  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.src.rpm
63426feab3b4515c77dd7f3429ced2b1  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.src.rpm

i386:
328bfb4b68c3c9d400356c68ee8d094e  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
060885532310ab317c726490a9802e7e  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.src.rpm
63426feab3b4515c77dd7f3429ced2b1  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.src.rpm

i386:
328bfb4b68c3c9d400356c68ee8d094e  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.i386.rpm

ia64:
6975af509ac9ce826b0828827fe7a383  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
060885532310ab317c726490a9802e7e  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.src.rpm
63426feab3b4515c77dd7f3429ced2b1  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.src.rpm

i386:
328bfb4b68c3c9d400356c68ee8d094e  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.i386.rpm

ia64:
6975af509ac9ce826b0828827fe7a383  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
060885532310ab317c726490a9802e7e  gpdf-2.8.2-4.4.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2097

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.

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