Oracle Linux 7 : poppler (ELSA-2017-2551)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2551 :

An update for poppler is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

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

Security Fix(es) :

* A stack-based buffer overflow was found in the poppler library. An
attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause
applications that use poppler (such as Evince) to crash, or
potentially execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2017-9775)

* An integer overflow leading to heap-based buffer overflow was found
in the poppler library. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file
that would cause applications that use poppler (such as Evince) to
crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.
(CVE-2017-9776)

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-August/007167.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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102851 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-9775
CVE-2017-9776

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