Oracle Linux 5 : poppler (ELSA-2010-0749)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0749 :

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

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Poppler is a Portable Document Format (PDF) rendering library, used by
applications such as Evince.

An uninitialized pointer use flaw was discovered in poppler. An
attacker could create a malicious PDF file that, when opened, would
cause applications that use poppler (such as Evince) to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-3702)

An array index error was found in the way poppler parsed PostScript
Type 1 fonts embedded in PDF documents. An attacker could create a
malicious PDF file that, when opened, would cause applications that
use poppler (such as Evince) to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-3704)

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

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-October/001681.html

Solution :

Update the affected poppler packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68110 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3702
CVE-2010-3703
CVE-2010-3704