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A poppler regression update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS.



[USN-6508-2] poppler regression


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6508-2
November 28, 2023

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)

Summary:

USN-6508-1 caused some minor regressions in poppler.

Software Description:
- poppler: PDF rendering library

Details:

USN-6508-1 fixed vulnerabilities in poppler. The update introduced
one minor regression in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This update fixes the
problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that poppler incorrectly handled certain malformed PDF
files. If a user or an automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted PDF file, a remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04
LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-23804)

It was discovered that poppler incorrectly handled certain malformed PDF
files. If a user or an automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted PDF file, a remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2022-37050, CVE-2022-37051,
CVE-2022-37052, CVE-2022-38349)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
libpoppler73 0.62.0-2ubuntu2.14+esm3
poppler-utils 0.62.0-2ubuntu2.14+esm3

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6508-2
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6508-1
https://launchpad.net/bugs/2045027