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                          poppler vulnerabilities
                              9 January 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           poppler
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-1000456 CVE-2017-14976 

Reference:         ESB-2018.0081

Original Bulletin: 

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USN-3517-1: poppler vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3517-1

8th January, 2018
poppler vulnerabilities

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

    Ubuntu 17.10
    Ubuntu 17.04
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in poppler.
Software description

    poppler - PDF rendering library


It was discovered that poppler incorrectly handled certain files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF
file, an attacker could execute arbitrary. (CVE-2017-1000456)

It was discovered that poppler incorrectly handled certain files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF
file, an attacker could cause a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2017-14976)
Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10:
    libpoppler68 0.57.0-2ubuntu4.2 
    poppler-utils 0.57.0-2ubuntu4.2 
Ubuntu 17.04:
    libpoppler64 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.5 
    poppler-utils 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.5 
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
    libpoppler58 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.6 
    poppler-utils 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.6 
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
    poppler-utils 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.9 
    libpoppler44 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.9 

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.

CVE-2017-1000456, CVE-2017-14976

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