Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1963-1] poppler security update)

Technical Details

Severity Level:

Medium Severity

CVSS Score:


CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'poppler' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DSA-1963-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
Two buffer allocation issues were identified in poppler. CVE-2019-9959 An unexpected negative length value can cause an integer overflow, which in turn making it possible to allocate a large memory chunk on the heap with size controlled by an attacker. CVE-2019-10871 The RGB data are considered CMYK data and hence it reads 4 bytes instead of 3 bytes at the end of the image. The fixed version defines SPLASH_CMYK which is the upstream recommended solution.

Affected Versions:
'poppler' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 0.26.5-2+deb8u12. We recommend that you upgrade your poppler Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package


Debian Local Security Checks

Creation Time:

2019-10-18 02:00:15

Modification Time:

2019-10-18 02:00:15

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