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USN-5606-2: poppler regression

14 September 2022

USN-5606-1 caused a regression in poppler.




USN-5606-1 fixed a vulnerability in poppler. Unfortunately it was missing a
commit to fix it properly. This update provides
the corresponding fix for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

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

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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