USN-3757-1: poppler vulnerability

29 August 2018

poppler vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


poppler could be made to crash if it received specially crafted PDF file.

Software Description

  • poppler - PDF rendering library


Hosein Askari discovered that poppler incorrectly handled certain PDF files. An attacker could possible use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libpoppler73 - 0.62.0-2ubuntu2.2
poppler-utils - 0.62.0-2ubuntu2.2
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libpoppler58 - 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.8
poppler-utils - 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.8
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libpoppler44 - 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.12
poppler-utils - 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.12

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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