USN-850-3: poppler vulnerabilities

02 November 2009

poppler vulnerabilities



  • poppler -


USN-850-1 fixed vulnerabilities in poppler. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ubuntu 9.10.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that poppler contained multiple security issues when
parsing malformed PDF documents. 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

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.10

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