Scientific Linux Security Update : poppler on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102852


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102852

File Name: sl_20170830_poppler_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/31

Modified: 2018/01/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9776

IAVB: 2017-B-0079