Debian DLA-1562-3 : poppler regression update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 118578
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

A second regression issue has been resolved in the poppler PDF rendering shared library this time introduced with version 0.26.5-2+deb8u6 (see DLA 1562-2).

CVE-2018-16646

In Poppler 0.68.0, the Parser::getObj() function in Parser.cc may cause infinite recursion via a crafted file. A remote attacker can leverage this for a DoS attack.

The poppler upstream developers added two more regression fixes on top of the original fix (upstream merge request #91). These two patches have now been added to the poppler package in Debian jessie LTS.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 0.26.5-2+deb8u7.

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.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/12/msg00004.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/poppler

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118578

File Name: debian_DLA-1562.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/1/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

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

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-glib-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpoppler-glib8, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpoppler-private-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpoppler-qt4-4, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpoppler-qt4-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpoppler-qt5-1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpoppler-qt5-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpoppler46, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:poppler-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:poppler-utils, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/14/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/6/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16646