USN-603-1: poppler vulnerability

17 April 2008

poppler vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • poppler


It was discovered that the poppler PDF library did not correctly handle certain malformed embedded fonts. If a user or an automated system were tricked into opening a malicious PDF, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10
libpoppler2 - 0.6-0ubuntu2.2
Ubuntu 7.04
libpoppler1 - 0.5.4-0ubuntu8.3
Ubuntu 6.10
libpoppler1 - 0.5.4-0ubuntu4.4
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libpoppler1 - 0.5.1-0ubuntu7.4

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect the necessary changes.