Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : poppler vulnerabilities (USN-3440-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103731

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

It was discovered that Poppler incorrectly handled certain files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-14518, CVE-2017-14520, CVE-2017-14617, CVE-2017-14929, CVE-2017-14975, CVE-2017-14977)

It was discovered that Poppler incorrectly handled certain files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 17.04 and 16.04. (CVE-2017-14926, CVE-2017-14928)

Alberto Garcia, Francisco Oca and Suleman Ali discovered that Poppler incorrectly handled certain files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-9776).

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3440-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103731

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3440-1.nasl

Version: 3.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/09

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler44, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler58, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler64, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:poppler-utils, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/06/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14518, CVE-2017-14520, CVE-2017-14617, CVE-2017-14926, CVE-2017-14928, CVE-2017-14929, CVE-2017-14975, CVE-2017-14977, CVE-2017-9776

USN: 3440-1