View Full Version : USN-631-1: poppler vulnerability

July 28th, 2008, 11:20 PM
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================================================== ========= Ubuntu Security Notice USN-631-1 July 28, 2008 poppler vulnerability CVE-2008-2950 ================================================== ========= A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 7.10 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu. The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 7.10: libpoppler2 0.6-0ubuntu2.3 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: libpoppler2 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.1 In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes. Details follow: 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.

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