USN-3350-1: poppler vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3350-1

7th July, 2017

poppler vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

poppler could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

  • poppler - PDF rendering library

Details

Aleksandar Nikolic discovered that poppler incorrectly handled JPEG 2000
images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted
PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute
arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2017-2820)

Jiaqi Peng discovered that the poppler pdfunite tool incorrectly parsed
certain malformed PDF documents. If a user or automated system were tricked
into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause poppler to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-7511)

It was discovered that the poppler pdfunite tool incorrectly parsed certain
malformed PDF documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause poppler to hang,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-7515)

It was discovered that poppler incorrectly handled JPEG 2000 images. If a
user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an
attacker could cause cause poppler to crash, resulting in a denial of
service. (CVE-2017-9083)

It was discovered that poppler incorrectly handled memory when processing
PDF documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause poppler to consume resources,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-9406, CVE-2017-9408)

Alberto Garcia, Francisco Oca, and Suleman Ali discovered that the poppler
pdftocairo tool incorrectly parsed certain malformed PDF documents. If a
user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an
attacker could cause poppler to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2017-9775)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04:
libpoppler64 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.1
libpoppler-qt4-4 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.1
libpoppler-cpp0v5 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.1
libpoppler-glib8 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.1
libpoppler-qt5-1 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.1
poppler-utils 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 16.10:
libpoppler61 0.44.0-3ubuntu2.1
poppler-utils 0.44.0-3ubuntu2.1
libpoppler-qt4-4 0.44.0-3ubuntu2.1
libpoppler-cpp0v5 0.44.0-3ubuntu2.1
libpoppler-glib8 0.44.0-3ubuntu2.1
libpoppler-qt5-1 0.44.0-3ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libpoppler58 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.2
poppler-utils 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.2
libpoppler-cpp0 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.2
libpoppler-glib8 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.2
libpoppler-qt4-4 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.2
libpoppler-qt5-1 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
poppler-utils 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.5
libpoppler-qt4-4 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.5
libpoppler44 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.5
libpoppler-glib8 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.5
libpoppler-cpp0 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.5
libpoppler-qt5-1 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.5

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2017-2820, CVE-2017-7511, CVE-2017-7515, CVE-2017-9083, CVE-2017-9406, CVE-2017-9408, CVE-2017-9775