USN-850-1: poppler vulnerabilities

21 October 2009

poppler vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 9.04
  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • poppler


It was discovered that poppler contained multiple security issues when parsing malformed PDF documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.04
libpoppler-glib4 - 0.10.5-1ubuntu2.4
libpoppler4 - 0.10.5-1ubuntu2.4
Ubuntu 8.10
libpoppler-glib3 - 0.8.7-1ubuntu0.4
libpoppler3 - 0.8.7-1ubuntu0.4
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
libpoppler-glib2 - 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.3
libpoppler2 - 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.3
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libpoppler1 - 0.5.1-0ubuntu7.6
libpoppler1-glib - 0.5.1-0ubuntu7.6

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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