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Vulnerability of Poppler: NULL pointer dereference via XRef-parseEntry

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can force a NULL pointer to be dereferenced via XRef::parseEntry() of Poppler, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Vulnerable software: Debian, Fedora, openSUSE Leap, Solaris, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.
Severity of this announce: 2/4.
Creation date: 28/09/2017.
Références of this computer vulnerability: bulletinjan2019, CVE-2017-14517, DLA-1116-1, DSA-4079-1, DSA-4079-2, FEDORA-2017-51ff8fe326, FEDORA-2017-6127ddb036, FEDORA-2017-805d9423f8, FEDORA-2017-a0ffdf1fbd, openSUSE-SU-2018:1721-1, SUSE-SU-2018:1662-1, SUSE-SU-2020:1626-1, USN-3433-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-23941.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can force a NULL pointer to be dereferenced via XRef::parseEntry() of Poppler, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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This computer threat announce impacts software or systems such as Debian, Fedora, openSUSE Leap, Solaris, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer vulnerability is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this cybersecurity alert.

Solutions for this threat 

Debian 7: new poppler packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 7: poppler 0.18.4-6+deb7u3

Debian: new poppler packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 8: poppler 0.26.5-2+deb8u4
  Debian 9: poppler 0.48.0-2+deb9u1

Fedora: new mingw-poppler packages.
New packages are available:
  Fedora 25: mingw-poppler 0.45.0-5.fc25
  Fedora 26: mingw-poppler 0.52.0-5.fc26

Fedora: new poppler packages.
New packages are available:
  Fedora 25: poppler 0.45.0-9.fc25
  Fedora 26: poppler 0.52.0-9.fc26

openSUSE Leap 42.3: new poppler packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 42.3: poppler 0.43.0-8.1

Oracle Solaris: patch for third party software of January 2019 v1.
A patch is available:
  https://support.oracle.com/rs?type=doc&id=1448883.1

SUSE LE 12 SP3: new poppler packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 12 SP3: poppler 0.43.0-16.15.1

SUSE LE 12 SP4-5: new poppler packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 12 SP4: libpoppler44 0.24.4-14.16.6
  SUSE LE 12 SP5: libpoppler44 0.24.4-14.16.6

Ubuntu: new poppler packages.
New packages are available:
  Ubuntu 17.04: poppler 0.48.0-2ubuntu2.2
  Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: poppler 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.3
  Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: poppler 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.6

Wind River Linux: solution of End-October 2017.
The solution is indicated in information sources.
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