Bug 17517 - xpdf unchecked hyperlinks
xpdf unchecked hyperlinks
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xpdf (Show other bugs)
6.2
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
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Reported: 2000-09-14 16:45 EDT by Piet E Barber
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-14 16:45:18 EDT
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Description Piet E Barber 2000-09-14 16:45:15 EDT
When a user clicks a URL, xpdf 0.90 and earlier starts the viewer (netscape
by default) but
does not properly handle shell meta characters, making it possible for to
embed malicious
code within PDF files. 

As well, these versions create files in /tmp insecurely, raising the
possibility of symbolic link
attacks.

http://www.securityfocus.com/frames/?content=/vdb/bottom.html%3Fvid%3D1624
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2000-09-14 17:12:58 EDT
It's fixed in xpdf-0.91. you will the new one for Red Hat 5.x and 6.x on
ftp.redhat.com.

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