USN-4091-1: poppler vulnerability

12 August 2019

poppler vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


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

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
libpoppler85 - 0.74.0-0ubuntu1.3
poppler-utils - 0.74.0-0ubuntu1.3
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libpoppler73 - 0.62.0-2ubuntu2.10
poppler-utils - 0.62.0-2ubuntu2.10

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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