USN-410-1: poppler vulnerability

19 January 2007

kdegraphics, koffice, poppler vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10

Software Description


The poppler PDF loader library did not limit the recursion depth of the page model tree. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafter PDF file, this could be exploited to trigger an infinite loop and eventually crash an application that uses this library.

kpdf in Ubuntu 5.10, and KOffice in all Ubuntu releases contains a copy of this code and thus is affected as well.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
kword - 1:1.5.2-0ubuntu2.1
libpoppler1 - 0.5.4-0ubuntu4.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
kword - 1:1.5.0-0ubuntu9.1
libpoppler1 - 0.5.1-0ubuntu7.1
Ubuntu 5.10
kpdf - 4:3.4.3-0ubuntu2.6
kword - 1:1.4.1-0ubuntu7.5
libpoppler0c2 - 0.4.2-0ubuntu6.8

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.