Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : poppler vulnerability (USN-603-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32028


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


It was discovered that the poppler PDF library did not correctly handle certain malformed embedded fonts. If a user or an automated system were tricked into opening a malicious PDF, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user 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: 32028

File Name: ubuntu_USN-603-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/04/22

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

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-glib2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler-qt-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler-qt2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler-qt4-2, 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:libpoppler2, 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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1693

OSVDB: 44434

USN: 603-1

CWE: 20