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USN-3905-1: poppler vulnerability

11 March 2019

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




It was discovered that poppler incorrectly handled certain PDF files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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


Related notices

  • USN-4042-1: poppler, libpoppler85, libpoppler-glib-dev, libpoppler58, libpoppler79, libpoppler-glib-doc, libpoppler-qt5-dev, poppler-utils, gir1.2-poppler-0.18, libpoppler-qt4-dev, libpoppler-glib8, libpoppler73, libpoppler-cpp0, libpoppler-dev, libpoppler-private-dev, libpoppler-qt4-4, libpoppler-cpp-dev, libpoppler-qt5-1, libpoppler-cpp0v5