RHEL 6 : poppler (RHSA-2017:2550)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An update for poppler is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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) :

* 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 :

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-2550.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2017-9776.html

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102950 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-9776

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