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USN-759-1: poppler vulnerabilities

16 April 2009

poppler vulnerabilities




Will Dormann, Alin Rad Pop, Braden Thomas, and Drew Yao discovered that
poppler contained multiple security issues in its JBIG2 decoder. If a user
or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an
attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with
privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 6.06

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

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