USN-3517-1: poppler vulnerabilities

08 January 2018

Several security issues were fixed in poppler.

Releases

Packages

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 execute arbitrary. (CVE-2017-1000456)

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 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2017-14976)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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