Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : poppler regression (USN-850-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-850-1 fixed vulnerabilities in poppler. The security fix for
CVE-2009-3605 introduced a regression that would cause certain
applications, such as Okular, to segfault when opening certain PDF
files.

This update fixes the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.

It was discovered that poppler contained multiple security issues when
parsing 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 execute arbitrary code with privileges of the
user invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42237 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3605