Scientific Linux Security Update : poppler on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20170830)

high 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: High

ID: 102852

File Name: sl_20170830_poppler_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/31/2017

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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


Risk Factor: High

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: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:poppler, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:poppler-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:poppler-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:poppler-glib, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:poppler-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:poppler-qt, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:poppler-qt-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:poppler-qt4, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:poppler-qt4-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:poppler-utils, 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: 8/30/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/22/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9776