USN-631-1: poppler vulnerability

28 July 2008

poppler vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 7.10

Software Description

  • poppler


Felipe Andres Manzano discovered that poppler did not correctly initialize certain page widgets. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious PDF file, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash applications linked against poppler, leading to a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
libpoppler2 - 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 7.10
libpoppler2 - 0.6-0ubuntu2.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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