Oracle Linux 7 : poppler (ELSA-2016-2580)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2580 :

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 heap-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-2015-8868)

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-November/006470.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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94702 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8868

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