Ubuntu 9.10 : poppler vulnerabilities (USN-850-3)

High Nessus Plugin ID 42344


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


USN-850-1 fixed vulnerabilities in poppler. This update provides the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 9.10.

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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42344

File Name: ubuntu_USN-850-3.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/11/03

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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-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-qt4-3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler-qt4-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpoppler5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:poppler-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:poppler-utils, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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: 2009/11/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3603, CVE-2009-3604, CVE-2009-3607, CVE-2009-3608, CVE-2009-3609

BID: 36703, 36718

USN: 850-3

CWE: 189, 399