USN-3467-1: poppler vulnerability

30 October 2017

poppler vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


poppler could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • poppler - PDF rendering library


It was discovered that Poppler incorrectly handled certain files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
libpoppler68 - 0.57.0-2ubuntu4.1
poppler-utils - 0.57.0-2ubuntu4.1
Ubuntu 17.04
libpoppler64 - 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.4
poppler-utils - 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.4
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libpoppler58 - 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.5
poppler-utils - 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.5
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libpoppler44 - 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.8
poppler-utils - 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.8

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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