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[USN-2958-1] poppler vulnerabilities

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


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

Software Description:
- poppler: PDF rendering library


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,

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.

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.

  CVE-2013-4473, CVE-2013-4474, CVE-2015-8868

Package Information:

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