USN-3886-1: poppler vulnerabilities

11 February 2019

poppler vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 18.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in poppler.

Software Description

  • poppler - PDF rendering library


It was discovered that poppler incorrectly handled certain PDF files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-20551, CVE-2019-7310)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
libpoppler79 - 0.68.0-0ubuntu1.5
poppler-utils - 0.68.0-0ubuntu1.5
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libpoppler73 - 0.62.0-2ubuntu2.7
poppler-utils - 0.62.0-2ubuntu2.7
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libpoppler58 - 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.12
poppler-utils - 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.12
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libpoppler44 - 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.16
poppler-utils - 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.16

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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