Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : poppler vulnerability (USN-496-2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28099


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


USN-496-1 fixed a vulnerability in koffice. This update provides the corresponding updates for poppler, the library used for PDF handling in Gnome.

Derek Noonburg discovered an integer overflow in the Xpdf function StreamPredictor::StreamPredictor(). By importing a specially crafted PDF file into KWord, this could be exploited to run arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

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.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28099

File Name: ubuntu_USN-496-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler-glib-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler-qt-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler-qt4-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler1-glib, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler1-qt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler1-qt4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:poppler-utils, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/30

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3387

BID: 25124

OSVDB: 38120

USN: 496-2

CWE: 189