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Bug 631290 (CVE-2017-14517) - <app-text/poppler-0.57.0-r1: a NULL Pointer Dereference exists in the XRef::parseEntry() function
Summary: <app-text/poppler-0.57.0-r1: a NULL Pointer Dereference exists in the XRef::p...
Alias: CVE-2017-14517
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [noglsa cve]
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-09-18 01:29 UTC by D'juan McDonald (domhnall)
Modified: 2018-01-15 23:18 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description D'juan McDonald (domhnall) 2017-09-18 01:29:12 UTC
from {URL}:

In Poppler 0.59.0, a NULL Pointer Dereference exists in the XRef::parseEntry() function in via a crafted PDF document

CVE Details:(

@maintainter(s), upstream resolved as fixed but I did not find patch @url. In case of stabilization, please call for it if needed, thank you.

Daj Uan (jmbailey)
Gentoo Security Padawan
Comment 1 Michael Palimaka (kensington) gentoo-dev 2017-09-20 10:56:46 UTC
This is fixed here:

It's not yet in any release.
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2017-11-24 23:08:00 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 2822a0cd48e39c110535322754120681a3cfe8f1
Author:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
AuthorDate: 2017-11-24 21:12:10 +0000
Commit:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
CommitDate: 2017-11-24 23:06:21 +0000

    app-text/poppler: Fix CVE-2017-14517
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.16, Repoman-2.3.6

 .../files/poppler-0.57.0-CVE-2017-14517.patch      |  27 ++++
 app-text/poppler/poppler-0.57.0-r1.ebuild          | 148 +++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 175 insertions(+)}
Comment 3 Aaron Bauman Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2018-01-15 23:18:01 UTC
GLSA Vote: No

Tree is clean.