USN-1785-1: poppler vulnerabilities

02 April 2013

Applications using poppler could be made to crash or possibly run programs as your login if they opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • poppler - PDF rendering library

Details

It was discovered that poppler contained multiple security issues when
parsing malformed PDF documents. If a user or automated system were tricked
into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of
service or possibly execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user
invoking the program.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.