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RHSA-2008:0239: poppler security update

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RHSA-2008:0239: poppler security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/18/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/21/2008
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Poppler is a PDF rendering library, used by applications such as Evince.Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the way poppler displayed malformed fontsembedded in PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file thatwould cause applications that use poppler -- such as Evince -- to crash,or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2008-1693)Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which containbackported patches to resolve this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-poppler
  • redhat-upgrade-poppler-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-poppler-utils

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