Oracle Linux 5 : poppler (ELSA-2008-0239)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67687


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0239 :

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

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Poppler is a PDF rendering library, used by applications such as Evince.

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.

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve this issue.


Update the affected poppler packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67687

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0239.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

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:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:poppler, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:poppler-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:poppler-utils, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1693

BID: 28830

OSVDB: 44434

RHSA: 2008:0239

CWE: 20