Amazon Linux AMI : poppler (ALAS-2018-1110)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119469


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


There is a NULL pointer dereference in the AnnotPath::getCoordsLength function in Annot.h. A crafted input will lead to a remote denial of service attack.(CVE-2018-10768)

The FoFiType1C::cvtGlyph function in fofi/ in Poppler allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite recursion) via a crafted PDF file, as demonstrated by pdftops.(CVE-2017-18267)

Poppler contains an out of bounds read vulnerability due to an incorrect memory access that is not mapped in its memory space, as demonstrated by pdfunite. This can result in memory corruption and denial of service. This may be exploitable when a victim opens a specially crafted PDF file.(CVE-2018-13988)


Run 'yum update poppler' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119469

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-1110.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/07

Updated: 2019/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:poppler, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:poppler-cpp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:poppler-cpp-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:poppler-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:poppler-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:poppler-glib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:poppler-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:poppler-utils, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/05/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-18267, CVE-2018-10768, CVE-2018-13988

ALAS: 2018-1110