USN-3467-1: poppler vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3467-1

30th October, 2017

poppler vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


poppler could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

  • poppler - PDF rendering library


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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10:
libpoppler68 0.57.0-2ubuntu4.1
poppler-utils 0.57.0-2ubuntu4.1
Ubuntu 17.04:
libpoppler64 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.4
poppler-utils 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.4
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libpoppler58 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.5
poppler-utils 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.5
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
poppler-utils 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.8
libpoppler44 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.8

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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