Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : poppler vulnerability (USN-3757-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 112190

Synopsis

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

Description

Hosein Askari discovered that poppler incorrectly handled certain PDF files. An attacker could possible use this issue to cause a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 112190

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3757-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/30

Modified: 2018/08/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler44, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler58, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler73, 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:18.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-13988

USN: 3757-1