USN-850-2: poppler regression

22 October 2009

poppler regression

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


USN-850-1 fixed vulnerabilities in poppler. The security fix for CVE-2009-3605 introduced a regression that would cause certain applications, such as Okular, to segfault when opening certain PDF files.

This update fixes the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

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 - 0.10.5-1ubuntu2.5
libpoppler4 - 0.10.5-1ubuntu2.5
Ubuntu 8.10
libpoppler-glib3 - 0.8.7-1ubuntu0.5
libpoppler3 - 0.8.7-1ubuntu0.5
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
libpoppler-glib2 - 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.4
libpoppler2 - 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.4
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libpoppler1 - 0.5.1-0ubuntu7.7
libpoppler1-glib - 0.5.1-0ubuntu7.7

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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