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USN-603-1: poppler vulnerability

17 April 2008

poppler vulnerability




It was discovered that the poppler PDF library did not correctly handle
certain malformed embedded fonts. If a user or an automated system were
tricked into opening a malicious PDF, a remote attacker could execute
arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 6.06

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect
the necessary changes.


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