Ubuntu 2958-1: poppler vulnerabilities

    Date02 May 2016
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    poppler could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2958-1
    May 02, 2016
    
    poppler vulnerabilities
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 15.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    poppler could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially
    crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - poppler: PDF rendering library
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that the poppler pdfseparate tool incorrectly handled
    certain filenames. A local attacker could use this issue to cause the tool
    to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
    code. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2013-4473,
    CVE-2013-4474)
    
    It was discovered that poppler incorrectly parsed certain malformed PDF
    documents. 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-2015-8868)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 15.10:
      libpoppler-cpp0                 0.33.0-0ubuntu3.1
      libpoppler-glib8                0.33.0-0ubuntu3.1
      libpoppler-qt4-4                0.33.0-0ubuntu3.1
      libpoppler-qt5-1                0.33.0-0ubuntu3.1
      libpoppler52                    0.33.0-0ubuntu3.1
      poppler-utils                   0.33.0-0ubuntu3.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libpoppler-cpp0                 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.4
      libpoppler-glib8                0.24.5-2ubuntu4.4
      libpoppler-qt4-4                0.24.5-2ubuntu4.4
      libpoppler-qt5-1                0.24.5-2ubuntu4.4
      libpoppler44                    0.24.5-2ubuntu4.4
      poppler-utils                   0.24.5-2ubuntu4.4
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libpoppler-cpp0                 0.18.4-1ubuntu3.2
      libpoppler-glib8                0.18.4-1ubuntu3.2
      libpoppler-qt4-3                0.18.4-1ubuntu3.2
      libpoppler19                    0.18.4-1ubuntu3.2
      poppler-utils                   0.18.4-1ubuntu3.2
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2958-1
      CVE-2013-4473, CVE-2013-4474, CVE-2015-8868
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/poppler/0.33.0-0ubuntu3.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/poppler/0.24.5-2ubuntu4.4
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/poppler/0.18.4-1ubuntu3.2
    
    
    
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