USN-2958-1: poppler vulnerabilities

02 May 2016

poppler could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • poppler - PDF rendering library

Details

It was discovered that the poppler pdfseparate tool incorrectly handled
certain filenames. A local attacker could use this issue to cause the tool
to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2013-4473,
CVE-2013-4474)

It was discovered that poppler incorrectly parsed certain 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.
(CVE-2015-8868)