USN-4642-1: PDFResurrect vulnerability

24 November 2020

PDFResurrect could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • pdfresurrect - tool for extracting versioning data from PDF documents


It was discovered that PDFResurrect incorrectly handled certain memory
operations during PDF summary generation. An attacker could use this to
cause out-of-bounds writes, resulting in a denial of service (system crash)
or arbitrary code execution.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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