Debian DSA-4097-1 : poppler - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 106321


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in the poppler PDF rendering library, which could result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed PDF file is processed.

This update also fixes a regression in the handling of Type 3 fonts.


Upgrade the poppler packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 0.26.5-2+deb8u3.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 0.48.0-2+deb9u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106321

File Name: debian_DSA-4097.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/25/2018

Updated: 5/1/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:poppler, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/25/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/30/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000456, CVE-2017-14929

DSA: 4097