USN-3440-1: poppler vulnerabilities

06 October 2017

poppler vulnerabilities

Packages

  • poppler - PDF rendering library

Details

It was discovered that Poppler incorrectly handled certain files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2017-14518, CVE-2017-14520, CVE-2017-14617, CVE-2017-14929,
CVE-2017-14975, CVE-2017-14977)

It was discovered that Poppler incorrectly handled certain files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted
PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service. This issue
only affected Ubuntu 17.04 and 16.04. (CVE-2017-14926, CVE-2017-14928)

Alberto Garcia, Francisco Oca and Suleman Ali discovered that Poppler
incorrectly handled certain files. If a user or automated system were
tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2017-9776)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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