Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1562-3 poppler -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
14 Dec 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-16646.
More information:

A second regression issue has been resolved in the poppler PDF rendering shared library this time introduced with version 0.26.5-2+deb8u6 (see DLA 1562-2).

  • CVE-2018-16646

    In Poppler 0.68.0, the Parser::getObj() function in may cause infinite recursion via a crafted file. A remote attacker can leverage this for a DoS attack.

    The poppler upstream developers added two more regression fixes on top of the original fix (upstream merge request #91). These two patches have now been added to the poppler package in Debian jessie LTS.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 0.26.5-2+deb8u7.

We recommend that you upgrade your poppler packages.

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