Poppler <= 0.76.1 Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 125638

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VPR Score: 6.7


A package installed on the remote host is affected by a heap buffer overflow vulnerability.


The version of Poppler installed on the remote host is prior or equal to 0.76.1. It is, therefore, affected by a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability due to a flaw in the JPEG handling code. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted file, to cause a denial of service condition or execution of arbitrary code.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 125638

File Name: poppler_0_761.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix macosx

Family: Misc.

Published: 2019/05/31

Updated: 2019/10/30

Dependencies: 83991, 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-12293

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:freedesktop:poppler

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/05/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/05/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-12293

BID: 108457