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).


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

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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