Bug#877957: poppler: CVE-2017-14975: NULL pointer dereference in FoFiType1C::convertToType0

Salvatore Bonaccorso carnil at debian.org
Sat Oct 7 22:06:26 UTC 2017

Source: poppler
Version: 0.57.0-2
Severity: important
Tags: patch security upstream
Forwarded: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=102653


the following vulnerability was published for poppler.

| The FoFiType1C::convertToType0 function in FoFiType1C.cc in Poppler
| 0.59.0 has a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability because a data
| structure is not initialized, which allows an attacker to launch a
| denial of service attack.

If you fix the vulnerability please also make sure to include the
CVE (Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures) id in your changelog entry.

For further information see:

[0] https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2017-14975
[1] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=102653
[2] https://cgit.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler/commit/?id=a5e5649ecf16fa05770620dbbd4985935dc2bbff

Please adjust the affected versions in the BTS as needed.


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