Scientific Linux Security Update : poppler on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60391


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


Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the way poppler displayed malformed fonts embedded in PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause applications that use poppler -- such as Evince
-- to crash, or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60391

File Name: sl_20080417_poppler_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1693

CWE: 20