RHEL 5 : poppler (RHSA-2009:1504)

High Nessus Plugin ID 42163

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated poppler packages that fix multiple security issues and a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Poppler is a Portable Document Format (PDF) rendering library, used by applications such as Evince.

Multiple integer overflow flaws were found in poppler. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause applications that use poppler (such as Evince) to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-3603, CVE-2009-3608, CVE-2009-3609)

Red Hat would like to thank Chris Rohlf for reporting the CVE-2009-3608 issue.

This update also corrects a regression introduced in the previous poppler security update, RHSA-2009:0480, that prevented poppler from rendering certain PDF documents correctly. (BZ#528147)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution

Update the affected poppler, poppler-devel and / or poppler-utils packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-3603

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-3608

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-3609

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009:1504

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42163

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1504.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/10/16

Updated: 2019/09/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:poppler, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:poppler-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:poppler-utils, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/10/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/10/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3603, CVE-2009-3607, CVE-2009-3608, CVE-2009-3609

RHSA: 2009:1504

CWE: 189