|Category:||Ubuntu Local Security Checks|
|Title:||Ubuntu USN-631-1 (poppler)|
|Summary:||Ubuntu USN-631-1 (poppler)|
The remote host is missing an update to poppler
announced via advisory USN-631-1.
A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.
Felipe Andres Manzano discovered that poppler did not correctly initialize
certain page widgets. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious
PDF file, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash applications
linked against poppler, leading to a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
Risk factor : High
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-2950|
Bugtraq: 20080707 [oCERT-2008-007] libpoppler uninitialized pointer (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20080709 rPSA-2008-0223-1 poppler (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:015 (Google Search)
BugTraq ID: 30107
XForce ISS Database: poppler-page-destructor-code-execution(43619)
|Copyright||Copyright (c) 2008 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com|
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