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USN-496-2: poppler vulnerability

7 August 2007

poppler vulnerability

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Details

USN-496-1 fixed a vulnerability in koffice. This update provides the
corresponding updates for poppler, the library used for PDF handling in
Gnome.

Original advisory details:

Derek Noonburg discovered an integer overflow in the Xpdf function
StreamPredictor::StreamPredictor(). By importing a specially crafted PDF
file into KWord, this could be exploited to run arbitrary code with the
user's privileges.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.04
  • libpoppler1 - 0.5.4-0ubuntu8.1
Ubuntu 6.10
  • libpoppler1 - 0.5.4-0ubuntu4.2
Ubuntu 6.06
  • libpoppler1 - 0.5.1-0ubuntu7.2

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

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