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: 12/7/2018

Updated: 4/5/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

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: 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: 12/7/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/6/2018

Reference Information

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

ALAS: 2018-1110