SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 / openSUSE 15 Security Update : poppler (SUSE-SU-2023:4562-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 186258



The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote SUSE Linux SLED15 / SLED_SAP15 / SLES15 / SLES_SAP15 / openSUSE 15 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2023:4562-1 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in Poppler 0.74.0. A recursive function call, in JBIG2Stream::readTextRegion() located in, can be triggered by sending a crafted pdf file to (for example) the pdfimages binary. It allows an attacker to cause Denial of Service (Segmentation fault) or possibly have unspecified other impact. This is related to JBIG2Bitmap::clearToZero. (CVE-2019-9545)

- An issue was discovered in freedesktop poppler version 20.12.1, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (DoS) via crafted .pdf file to FoFiType1C::cvtGlyph function. (CVE-2020-36023)

- A reachable Object::getString assertion in Poppler 22.07.0 allows attackers to cause a denial of service due to a failure in markObject. (CVE-2022-37052)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 186258

File Name: suse_SU-2023-4562-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/25/2023

Updated: 11/25/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-9545


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpoppler-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpoppler-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpoppler-glib8, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:typelib-1_0-poppler-0_18, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpoppler89, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpoppler-cpp0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:poppler-tools

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/24/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/1/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-9545, CVE-2020-36023, CVE-2022-37052

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2023:4562-1