Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1838-1 mupdf -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
28 Jun 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 887130, Bug 888487, Bug 918971.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-5686, CVE-2019-6130, CVE-2018-6192.
More information:

Several minor issues have been fixed in mupdf, a lightweight PDF viewer tailored for display of high quality anti-aliased graphics.

  • CVE-2018-5686

    In MuPDF, there was an infinite loop vulnerability and application hang in the pdf_parse_array function (pdf/pdf-parse.c) because EOF not having been considered. Remote attackers could leverage this vulnerability to cause a denial of service via a crafted PDF file.

  • CVE-2019-6130

    MuPDF had a SEGV in the function fz_load_page of the fitz/document.c file, as demonstrated by mutool. This was related to page-number mishandling in cbz/mucbz.c, cbz/muimg.c, and svg/svg-doc.c.

  • CVE-2018-6192

    In MuPDF, the pdf_read_new_xref function in pdf/pdf-xref.c allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation violation and application crash) via a crafted PDF file.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 1.5-1+deb8u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your mupdf packages.

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