USN-1005-1: poppler vulnerabilities

19 October 2010

poppler vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 9.04
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS


Software Description

  • poppler


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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10
libpoppler-glib5 - 0.14.3-0ubuntu1.1
libpoppler7 - 0.14.3-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
libpoppler-glib4 - 0.12.4-0ubuntu5.1
libpoppler5 - 0.12.4-0ubuntu5.1
Ubuntu 9.10
libpoppler-glib4 - 0.12.0-0ubuntu2.3
libpoppler5 - 0.12.0-0ubuntu2.3
Ubuntu 9.04
libpoppler-glib4 - 0.10.5-1ubuntu2.6
libpoppler4 - 0.10.5-1ubuntu2.6
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
libpoppler-glib2 - 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.5
libpoppler2 - 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.5
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libpoppler1 - 0.5.1-0ubuntu7.8
libpoppler1-glib - 0.5.1-0ubuntu7.8

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.