Debian DLA-1164-1 : mupdf security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 104438


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Two security issues were discovered in mupdf, a lightweight PDF viewer.

CVE-2017-14687 MuPDF allows attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted .xps file. This occurs because of mishandling of XML tag name comparisons.

CVE-2017-15587 An integer overflow was discovered in pdf_read_new_xref_section in pdf/pdf-xref.c

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 0.9-2+deb7u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your mupdf 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 libmupdf-dev, mupdf, and mupdf-tools packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 104438

File Name: debian_DLA-1164.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/11/08

Updated: 2018/07/09

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:debian:debian_linux:libmupdf-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mupdf, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mupdf-tools, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14687, CVE-2017-15587