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Secunia Security Advisory 29816

Secunia Security Advisory 29816
Posted Apr 18, 2008
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Xpdf, which can potentially be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 29816

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TITLE:
Xpdf Embedded Fonts Processing Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA29816

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/29816/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
System access

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
Xpdf 3.x
http://secunia.com/product/4128/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Xpdf, which can potentially be
exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when displaying embedded
fonts in PDF files. This can be exploited when a user opens a
specially crafted PDF file.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

SOLUTION:
Do not open untrusted PDF files.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Red Hat credits Kees Cook.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0240.html

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About:
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everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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