Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : poppler (MDVSA-2010:230)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 50582


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in poppler :

The Gfx::getPos function in the PDF parser in poppler, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via unknown vectors that trigger an uninitialized pointer dereference (CVE-2010-3702).

The FoFiType1::parse function in fofi/ in the PDF parser in poppler, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a PDF file with a crafted Type1 font that contains a negative array index, which bypasses input validation and which triggers memory corruption (CVE-2010-3704).

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 50582

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-230.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/11/14

Modified: 2013/10/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64poppler-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64poppler-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64poppler-glib3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64poppler-qt-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64poppler-qt2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64poppler-qt4-3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64poppler-qt4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64poppler3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpoppler-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpoppler-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpoppler-glib3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpoppler-qt-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpoppler-qt2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpoppler-qt4-3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpoppler-qt4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpoppler3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:poppler, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/11/12

Reference Information

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

BID: 43594, 43841, 43845

MDVSA: 2010:230