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Severe Poppler DoS Flaw Fixed
Uncontrolled Recursion has been discovered in pdfinfo and pdftops in version 0.89.0 of the Poppler PDF rendering library (CVE-2020-23804). This severe stack overflow vulnerability, which has received a National Vulnerability Database base score of 7.5 out of 10, significantly threatens the availability of impacted systems.
This flaw allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via crafted input, leading to loss of system access.
Important updates for Poppler have been released to mitigate this severe flaw. Given this bug’s significant impact on affected systems, if left unpatched, we strongly recommend all impacted users apply the updates released by their distro(s) immediately to prevent inconvenient, costly downtime and protect access to their critical systems.
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