USN-4042-1: poppler vulnerabilities

27 June 2019

poppler vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in poppler.

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, or possibly execute arbitrary code

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
libpoppler85 - 0.74.0-0ubuntu1.2
poppler-utils - 0.74.0-0ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 18.10
libpoppler79 - 0.68.0-0ubuntu1.7
poppler-utils - 0.68.0-0ubuntu1.7
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libpoppler73 - 0.62.0-2ubuntu2.9
poppler-utils - 0.62.0-2ubuntu2.9
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libpoppler58 - 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.14
poppler-utils - 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.14

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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