Poppler Regression Update for Debian 8 LTS
Posted on: 12/15/2018 09:37 AM

Another regression has been fixed in the poppler packages for Debian GNU/Linux 8 LTS

Poppler Regression Update for Debian 8 LTS


Package : poppler
Version : 0.26.5-2+deb8u7
CVE ID : CVE-2018-16646
Debian Bug :


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 Parser.cc 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.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS



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