USN-1005-1: poppler vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1005-1

19th October, 2010

poppler vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 9.04
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software description

  • poppler


It was discovered that poppler contained multiple security issues when
parsing malformed PDF documents. If a user or automated system were tricked
into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of
service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10:
libpoppler-glib5 0.14.3-0ubuntu1.1
libpoppler7 0.14.3-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
libpoppler-glib4 0.12.4-0ubuntu5.1
libpoppler5 0.12.4-0ubuntu5.1
Ubuntu 9.10:
libpoppler-glib4 0.12.0-0ubuntu2.3
libpoppler5 0.12.0-0ubuntu2.3
Ubuntu 9.04:
libpoppler-glib4 0.10.5-1ubuntu2.6
libpoppler4 0.10.5-1ubuntu2.6
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
libpoppler2 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.5
libpoppler-glib2 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.5
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
libpoppler1 0.5.1-0ubuntu7.8
libpoppler1-glib 0.5.1-0ubuntu7.8

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


CVE-2010-3702, CVE-2010-3703, CVE-2010-3704