Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : poppler vulnerability (USN-631-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Felipe Andres Manzano discovered that poppler did not correctly
initialize certain page widgets. If a user were tricked into viewing a
malicious PDF file, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash
applications linked against poppler, leading to a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33760 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30107

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2950