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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
30 August 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2018-13988
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
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
poppler could be made to crash if it received specially crafted PDF file.
o poppler - PDF rendering library
Hosein Askari discovered that poppler incorrectly handled certain PDF files. An
attacker could possible use this issue to cause a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
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:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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