GLSA-201611-15 : Poppler: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 95266


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201611-15 (Poppler: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Poppler. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF using Poppler, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/poppler-0.42.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95266

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201611-15.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/11/23

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:poppler, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8868

GLSA: 201611-15