USN-850-1: poppler vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-850-1

21st October, 2009

poppler vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 9.04
  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • 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 9.04:
libpoppler-glib4 0.10.5-1ubuntu2.4
libpoppler4 0.10.5-1ubuntu2.4
Ubuntu 8.10:
libpoppler3 0.8.7-1ubuntu0.4
libpoppler-glib3 0.8.7-1ubuntu0.4
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
libpoppler2 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.3
libpoppler-glib2 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.3
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
libpoppler1 0.5.1-0ubuntu7.6
libpoppler1-glib 0.5.1-0ubuntu7.6

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.


CVE-2009-0755, CVE-2009-3603, CVE-2009-3604, CVE-2009-3605, CVE-2009-3607, CVE-2009-3608, CVE-2009-3609