Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : poppler regression (USN-850-2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42237

Synopsis

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

Description

USN-850-1 fixed vulnerabilities in poppler. The security fix for CVE-2009-3605 introduced a regression that would cause certain applications, such as Okular, to segfault when opening certain PDF files.

This update fixes the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.

It was discovered that poppler contained multiple security issues when parsing malformed PDF documents. 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.

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/850-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42237

File Name: ubuntu_USN-850-2.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/10/23

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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-glib3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler-glib4, 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-qt4-3, 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:libpoppler2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:poppler-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:poppler-utils, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/10/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3605

USN: 850-2

CWE: 189