USN-759-1: poppler vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-759-1

16th April, 2009

poppler vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software description

  • poppler


Will Dormann, Alin Rad Pop, Braden Thomas, and Drew Yao discovered that
poppler contained multiple security issues in its JBIG2 decoder. 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 version:

Ubuntu 8.10:
libpoppler3 0.8.7-1ubuntu0.2
libpoppler-glib3 0.8.7-1ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
libpoppler2 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.2
libpoppler-glib2 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.2
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
libpoppler1 0.5.1-0ubuntu7.5
libpoppler1-glib 0.5.1-0ubuntu7.5

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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


CVE-2009-0146, CVE-2009-0147, CVE-2009-0166, CVE-2009-0799, CVE-2009-0800, CVE-2009-1179, CVE-2009-1180, CVE-2009-1181, CVE-2009-1182, CVE-2009-1183, CVE-2009-1187, CVE-2009-1188