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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2015 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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33760 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30107

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2950