Oracle Linux 5 : poppler (ELSA-2007-1026)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:1026 :

Updated poppler packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Poppler is a PDF rendering library, used by applications such as
evince.

Alin Rad Pop discovered several flaws in the handling of PDF files. An
attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause an
application linked with poppler to crash, or potentially execute
arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2007-4352, CVE-2007-5392,
CVE-2007-5393)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-November/000413.html

Solution :

Update the affected poppler packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67603 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4352
CVE-2007-5392
CVE-2007-5393