Amazon Linux 2 : poppler (ALAS-2020-1481)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 139861

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


The version of tested product installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2-2020-1481 advisory.

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

- 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)

- 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)

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


Run 'yum update poppler' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 139861

File Name: al2_ALAS-2020-1481.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/08/26

Updated: 2020/08/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

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: 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-demos, 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-qt, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:poppler-qt-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:poppler-utils, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/08/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/04/05

Reference Information

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

BID: 109342, 107862, 108457

ALAS: 2020-1481