RHEL 6 : poppler (RHSA-2017:2550)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102950


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102950

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-2550.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/05

Modified: 2018/01/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND


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:redhat:enterprise_linux:poppler, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:poppler-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:poppler-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:poppler-glib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:poppler-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:poppler-qt, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:poppler-qt-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:poppler-qt4, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:poppler-qt4-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:poppler-utils, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9776

OSVDB: 159695

RHSA: 2017:2550

IAVB: 2017-B-0079