ESB-2018.2564 - [Win][UNIX/Linux][Ubuntu] poppler: Denial of service - Remote with user interaction 2018-08-30

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                               ESB-2018.2564
                           poppler vulnerability
                              30 August 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           poppler
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-13988  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3757-1

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators 
         running poppler check for an updated version of the software for 
         their operating system.

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USN-3757-1: poppler vulnerability

29 August 2018

poppler vulnerability

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

  o Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  o Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  o Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

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

Software Description

  o 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

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

  o CVE-2018-13988

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