CentOS 8 : poppler (CESA-2024:2979)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 197653


The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the CESA-2024:2979 advisory.

- 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::convertToType1 function. (CVE-2020-36024)

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


Update the affected packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 197653

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2024-2979.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/22/2024

Updated: 5/22/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-36024


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8-stream, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:poppler, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:poppler-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:poppler-glib-doc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:poppler-qt5, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:poppler-utils, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:poppler-cpp, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:poppler-cpp-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:poppler-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:poppler-qt5-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:poppler-glib

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/11/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-36024

RHSA: 2024:2979