USN-3517-1: poppler vulnerabilities

8 January 2018

poppler vulnerabilities

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

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in poppler.

Software Description

  • poppler - PDF rendering library

Details

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 execute arbitrary. (CVE-2017-1000456)

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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2017-14976)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
libpoppler68 - 0.57.0-2ubuntu4.2
poppler-utils - 0.57.0-2ubuntu4.2
Ubuntu 17.04
libpoppler64 - 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.5
poppler-utils - 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.5
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libpoppler58 - 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.6
poppler-utils - 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.6
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libpoppler44 - 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.9
poppler-utils - 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.9

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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