RHEL 5 : poppler (RHSA-2010:0749)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 49796

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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated poppler packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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

An uninitialized pointer use flaw was discovered in poppler. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that, when opened, would cause applications that use poppler (such as Evince) to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-3702)

An array index error was found in the way poppler parsed PostScript Type 1 fonts embedded in PDF documents. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that, when opened, would cause applications that use poppler (such as Evince) to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-3704)

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

Solution

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

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3702

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3704

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010:0749

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49796

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0749.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/8/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/7/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/5/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3702, CVE-2010-3703, CVE-2010-3704

RHSA: 2010:0749