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USN-631-1: poppler vulnerability

28 July 2008

poppler vulnerability




Felipe Andres Manzano discovered that poppler did not correctly initialize
certain page widgets. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious
PDF file, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash applications
linked against poppler, leading to a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 7.10

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