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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3757-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3757-1
Posted Aug 29, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3757-1 - Hosein Askari discovered that poppler incorrectly handled certain PDF files. An attacker could possible use this issue to cause a denial of service.

tags | advisory, denial of service
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-13988
MD5 | 5379fb69502f44a3e383002788f2f58e

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3757-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3757-1
August 29, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

poppler could be made to crash if it received specially crafted
PDF file.

Software Description:
- poppler: PDF rendering library

Details:

Hosein Askari discovered that poppler incorrectly handled certain PDF
files. An attacker could possible use this issue to cause a denial of
service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
libpoppler73 0.62.0-2ubuntu2.2
poppler-utils 0.62.0-2ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libpoppler58 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.8
poppler-utils 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.8

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libpoppler44 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.12
poppler-utils 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.12

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3757-1
CVE-2018-13988

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/poppler/0.62.0-2ubuntu2.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/poppler/0.41.0-0ubuntu1.8
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/poppler/0.24.5-2ubuntu4.12

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