USN-3440-1: poppler vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3440-1

6th October, 2017

poppler vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in poppler.

Software description

  • poppler - PDF rendering library

Details

It was discovered that Poppler incorrectly handled certain files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2017-14518, CVE-2017-14520, CVE-2017-14617, CVE-2017-14929,
CVE-2017-14975, CVE-2017-14977)

It was discovered that Poppler incorrectly handled certain files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted
PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service. This issue
only affected Ubuntu 17.04 and 16.04. (CVE-2017-14926, CVE-2017-14928)

Alberto Garcia, Francisco Oca and Suleman Ali discovered that Poppler
incorrectly handled certain files. If a user or automated system were
tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2017-9776)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04:
libpoppler64 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.3
poppler-utils 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.3
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libpoppler58 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.4
poppler-utils 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.4
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
poppler-utils 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.7
libpoppler44 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.7

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-2017-14518, CVE-2017-14520, CVE-2017-14617, CVE-2017-14926, CVE-2017-14928, CVE-2017-14929, CVE-2017-14975, CVE-2017-14977, CVE-2017-9776