Debian DLA-1177-1 : poppler security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 104680


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 heap-based buffer over-read bugs :

CVE-2017-14975 The FoFiType1C::convertToType0 function in has a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability because a data structure is not initialized, which allows an attacker to launch a denial of service attack.

CVE-2017-14976 The FoFiType1C::convertToType0 function in has a heap-based buffer over-read vulnerability if an out-of-bounds font dictionary index is encountered, which allows an attacker to launch a denial of service attack.

CVE-2017-14977 The FoFiTrueType::getCFFBlock function in has a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability due to lack of validation of a table pointer, which allows an attacker to launch a denial of service attack.

CVE-2017-15565 NULL pointer Dereference exists in the GfxImageColorMap::getGrayLine() function in via a crafted PDF document.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 0.18.4-6+deb7u4.

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: 104680

File Name: debian_DLA-1177.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/20/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: 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: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/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: 11/18/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/2/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14975, CVE-2017-14976, CVE-2017-14977, CVE-2017-15565