Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : poppler vulnerabilities (USN-759-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 36635
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionWill Dormann, Alin Rad Pop, Braden Thomas, and Drew Yao discovered that poppler contained multiple security issues in its JBIG2 decoder.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.