Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1963-1 poppler -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
17 Oct 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-9959, CVE-2019-10871.
More information:

Two buffer allocation issues were identified in poppler.

  • CVE-2019-9959

    An unexpected negative length value can cause an integer overflow, which in turn making it possible to allocate a large memory chunk on the heap with size controlled by an attacker.

  • CVE-2019-10871

    The RGB data are considered CMYK data and hence it reads 4 bytes instead of 3 bytes at the end of the image. The fixed version defines SPLASH_CMYK which is the upstream recommended solution.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 0.26.5-2+deb8u12.

We recommend that you upgrade your poppler packages.

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