Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : poppler (MDVSA-2013:272)

High Nessus Plugin ID 71027


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


Updated poppler packages fix security vulnerabilities :

Poppler is found to be affected by a stack based buffer overflow vulnerability in the pdfseparate utility. Successfully exploiting this issue could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application. Failed exploits may result in denial-of-service conditions (CVE-2013-4473).

Poppler was found to have a user controlled format string vulnerability because it fails to sanitize user-supplied input. An attacker may exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the vulnerable application. Failed exploit attempts will likely result in a denial-of-service condition (CVE-2013-4474).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71027

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-272.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/11/22

Modified: 2013/11/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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-cpp-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64poppler-cpp0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64poppler-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64poppler-gir0.18, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64poppler-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64poppler-glib8, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64poppler19, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:poppler, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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: 2013/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4473, CVE-2013-4474

BID: 63368, 63374

MDVSA: 2013:272