USN-850-2: poppler regression

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-850-2

22nd October, 2009

poppler regression

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


USN-850-1 fixed vulnerabilities in poppler. The security fix for
CVE-2009-3605 introduced a regression that would cause certain
applications, such as Okular, to segfault when opening certain PDF files.

This update fixes the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

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 0.10.5-1ubuntu2.5
libpoppler4 0.10.5-1ubuntu2.5
Ubuntu 8.10:
libpoppler3 0.8.7-1ubuntu0.5
libpoppler-glib3 0.8.7-1ubuntu0.5
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
libpoppler2 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.4
libpoppler-glib2 0.6.4-1ubuntu3.4
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
libpoppler1 0.5.1-0ubuntu7.7
libpoppler1-glib 0.5.1-0ubuntu7.7

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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


LP: 457985