Scientific Linux Security Update : poppler on SL7.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 95855


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


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 :


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95855

File Name: sl_20161103_poppler_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/15

Modified: 2016/12/15

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8868