poppler vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 18.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in poppler.

Software Description

  • poppler - PDF rendering library

Details

It was discovered that poppler incorrectly handled certain PDF files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-20481, CVE-2018-20650)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.10
libpoppler79 - 0.68.0-0ubuntu1.4
poppler-utils - 0.68.0-0ubuntu1.4
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libpoppler73 - 0.62.0-2ubuntu2.6
poppler-utils - 0.62.0-2ubuntu2.6
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libpoppler58 - 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.11
poppler-utils - 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.11
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libpoppler44 - 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.15
poppler-utils - 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.15

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References


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