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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
USN-4091-1: poppler vulnerability
13 August 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2019-14494
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-4091-1: poppler vulnerability
12 August 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
o Ubuntu 19.04
o Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
poppler could be made to crash if it received specially crafted PDF.
o poppler - PDF rendering library
It was discovered that poppler incorrectly handled certain PDF files. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
libpoppler85 - 0.74.0-0ubuntu1.3
poppler-utils - 0.74.0-0ubuntu1.3
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libpoppler73 - 0.62.0-2ubuntu2.10
poppler-utils - 0.62.0-2ubuntu2.10
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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