USN-850-3: poppler vulnerabilities
2 November 2009
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 9.10
USN-850-1 fixed vulnerabilities in poppler. This update provides the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 9.10.
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.