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USN-850-3: poppler vulnerabilities

2 November 2009

poppler vulnerabilities

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Details

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
program.

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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.

Related notices

  • USN-850-1: libpoppler-glib4, libpoppler2, libpoppler3, libpoppler-glib2, libpoppler1-glib, libpoppler1, poppler, libpoppler4, libpoppler-glib3
  • USN-973-1: kword, koffice