Public Date:
789936: CVE-2012-2142 poppler, xpdf: Insufficient sanitization of escape sequences in the error messages

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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Find out more about CVE-2012-2142 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue affects the version of poppler as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 2.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 poppler Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 poppler Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 poppler Not affected


Red Hat would like to thank Phillips Wolf for reporting this issue.