Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1939-1 poppler -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Sep 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-20650, CVE-2018-21009, CVE-2019-12493.
More information:

Several issues in poppler, a PDF rendering library, have been fixed.

  • CVE-2018-20650

    A missing check for the dict data type could lead to a denial of service.

  • CVE-2018-21009

    An integer overflow might happen in Parser::makeStream.

  • CVE-2019-12493

    A stack-based buffer over-read by a crafted PDF file might happen in PostScriptFunction::transform because some functions mishandle tint transformation.

    For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 0.26.5-2+deb8u11.

    We recommend that you upgrade your poppler packages.

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