Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : poppler vulnerabilities (USN-759-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Will Dormann, Alin Rad Pop, Braden Thomas, and Drew Yao discovered
that poppler contained multiple security issues in its JBIG2 decoder.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF
file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary
code with privileges of the user invoking the program.

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)