Ubuntu 3757-1: poppler vulnerability

    Date29 Aug 2018
    CategoryUbuntu
    2890
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    poppler could be made to crash if it received specially crafted PDF file.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3757-1
    August 29, 2018
    
    poppler vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    poppler could be made to crash if it received specially crafted
    PDF file.
    
    Software Description:
    - poppler: PDF rendering library
    
    Details:
    
    Hosein Askari discovered that poppler incorrectly handled certain PDF
    files. An attacker could possible use this issue to cause a denial of
    service.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      libpoppler73                    0.62.0-2ubuntu2.2
      poppler-utils                   0.62.0-2ubuntu2.2
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libpoppler58                    0.41.0-0ubuntu1.8
      poppler-utils                   0.41.0-0ubuntu1.8
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libpoppler44                    0.24.5-2ubuntu4.12
      poppler-utils                   0.24.5-2ubuntu4.12
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3757-1
      CVE-2018-13988
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/poppler/0.62.0-2ubuntu2.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/poppler/0.41.0-0ubuntu1.8
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/poppler/0.24.5-2ubuntu4.12
    
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