Debian DLA-1116-1 : poppler security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 103519


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that poppler, a PDF rendering library, was affected by several denial of service (application crash), NULL pointer dereferences and memory corruption bugs :

CVE-2017-14517 NULL pointer Dereference in the XRef::parseEntry() function in

CVE-2017-14519 Memory corruption occurs in a call to Object::streamGetChar that may lead to a denial of service or other unspecified impact.

CVE-2017-14617 Potential buffer overflow in the ImageStream class in, which may lead to a denial of service or other unspecified impact.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 0.18.4-6+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your poppler packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103519

File Name: debian_DLA-1116.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/28/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gir1.2-poppler-0.18, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpoppler-cpp-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpoppler-cpp0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpoppler-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpoppler-glib-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpoppler-glib8, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpoppler-private-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpoppler-qt4-3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpoppler-qt4-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpoppler19, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:poppler-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:poppler-utils, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/27/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14517, CVE-2017-14519, CVE-2017-14617