Debian DSA-1941-1 : poppler - several vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 44806


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several integer overflows, buffer overflows and memory allocation errors were discovered in the Poppler PDF rendering library, which may lead to denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code if a user is tricked into opening a malformed PDF document.

An update for the old stable distribution (etch) will be issued soon as version 0.4.5-5.1etch4.


Upgrade the poppler packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 0.8.7-3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 44806

File Name: debian_DSA-1941.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/02/24

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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:debian:debian_linux:poppler, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/11/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/03/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0755, CVE-2009-0756, CVE-2009-3604, CVE-2009-3605, CVE-2009-3606, CVE-2009-3607, CVE-2009-3608, CVE-2009-3609, CVE-2009-3903, CVE-2009-3904, CVE-2009-3905, CVE-2009-3909, CVE-2009-3938

BID: 36703, 36718, 36976

DSA: 1941

CWE: 79, 119, 189, 264, 399