Poppler: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201611-15

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Poppler, the worst of which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

app-text/poppler on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.42.0
Unaffected versions >= 0.42.0

Background

Poppler is a PDF rendering library based on the xpdf-3.0 code base.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Poppler. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF using Poppler, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/poppler-0.42.0"
 

References

Release Date
November 22, 2016

Latest Revision
November 22, 2016: 3

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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