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: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 11/22/2013

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


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

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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/21/2013

Reference Information

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

BID: 63368, 63374

MDVSA: 2013:272