USN-3517-1: poppler vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3517-1

8th January, 2018

poppler vulnerabilities

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

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 execute arbitrary. (CVE-2017-1000456)

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 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2017-14976)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10:
libpoppler68 0.57.0-2ubuntu4.2
poppler-utils 0.57.0-2ubuntu4.2
Ubuntu 17.04:
libpoppler64 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.5
poppler-utils 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.5
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libpoppler58 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.6
poppler-utils 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.6
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
poppler-utils 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.9
libpoppler44 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.9

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-2017-1000456, CVE-2017-14976