USN-3638-1: QPDF vulnerabilities

07 May 2018

Several security issues were fixed in QPDF.

Releases

Packages

  • qpdf - tools for transforming and inspecting PDF files

Details

It was discovered that QPDF incorrectly handled certain malformed files. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause QPDF to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.