Poppler: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201801-17

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Poppler, the worst of which could allow the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

app-text/poppler on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.57.0-r1
Unaffected versions >= 0.57.0-r1

Background

Poppler is a PDF rendering library based on the xpdf-3.0 code base.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Poppler. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open a specially crafted PDF, could execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Poppler users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/poppler-0.57.0-r1"
 

References

Release Date
January 17, 2018

Latest Revision
January 17, 2018: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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