Amazon Linux AMI : poppler (ALAS-2020-1398)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 138640

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VPR Score: 6.7


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


The tiff_document_render() and tiff_document_get_thumbnail() functions in the TIFF document backend in GNOME Evince through 3.32.0 did not handle errors from TIFFReadRGBAImageOriented(), leading to uninitialized memory use when processing certain TIFF image files.

Poppler before 0.66.0 has an integer overflow in Parser::makeStream in (CVE-2018-21009)

The JPXStream::init function in Poppler 0.78.0 and earlier doesn't check for negative values of stream length, leading to an Integer Overflow, thereby making it possible to allocate a large memory chunk on the heap, with a size controlled by an attacker, as demonstrated by pdftocairo. (CVE-2019-9959)

An issue was discovered in Poppler 0.74.0. There is a heap-based buffer over-read in the function PSOutputDev::checkPageSlice at (CVE-2019-10871)

In Poppler through 0.76.1, there is a heap-based buffer over-read in JPXStream::init in via data with inconsistent heights or widths. (CVE-2019-12293)


Run 'yum update poppler' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 138640

File Name: ala_ALAS-2020-1398.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/07/20

Updated: 2020/07/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

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: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/07/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/04/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-21009, CVE-2019-10871, CVE-2019-11459, CVE-2019-12293, CVE-2019-9959

ALAS: 2020-1398