Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 / 19.04 : poppler vulnerabilities (USN-4042-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 126375


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


It was discovered that poppler incorrectly handled certain files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 126375

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4042-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/1/2019

Updated: 1/8/2020

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler58, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler73, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler79, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler85, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:poppler-utils, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/27/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/25/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9865, CVE-2018-18897, CVE-2018-20662, CVE-2019-10018, CVE-2019-10019, CVE-2019-10021, CVE-2019-10023, CVE-2019-10872, CVE-2019-10873, CVE-2019-12293, CVE-2019-9200, CVE-2019-9631, CVE-2019-9903

USN: 4042-1