Oracle Linux 7 : poppler (ELSA-2016-2580)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94702


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From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2580 :

An update for poppler is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Poppler is a Portable Document Format (PDF) rendering library, used by applications such as Evince.

Security Fix(es) :

* A heap-buffer overflow was found in the poppler library. 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. (CVE-2015-8868)

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected poppler packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94702

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-2580.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/11

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:poppler, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:poppler-cpp, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:poppler-cpp-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:poppler-demos, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:poppler-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:poppler-glib, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:poppler-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:poppler-qt, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:poppler-qt-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:poppler-utils, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8868

OSVDB: 132203

RHSA: 2016:2580