QPDF Security Update for Ubuntu
Posted on: 05/08/2018 08:16 AM

Updated qpdf packages has been released for Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, and 17.10

QPDF Security Update for Ubuntu

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3638-1
May 07, 2018

qpdf vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in QPDF.

Software Description:
- qpdf: tools for transforming and inspecting PDF files


It was discovered that QPDF incorrectly handled certain malformed files. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause QPDF to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 17.10:
libqpdf21 8.0.2-3~17.10.1
qpdf 8.0.2-3~17.10.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libqpdf21 8.0.2-3~16.04.1
qpdf 8.0.2-3~16.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libqpdf21 8.0.2-3~14.04.1
qpdf 8.0.2-3~14.04.1

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary

CVE-2015-9252, CVE-2017-11624, CVE-2017-11625, CVE-2017-11626,
CVE-2017-11627, CVE-2017-12595, CVE-2017-18183, CVE-2017-18184,
CVE-2017-18185, CVE-2017-18186, CVE-2017-9208, CVE-2017-9209,
CVE-2017-9210, CVE-2018-9918

Package Information:

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