CVE-2012-2142

NameCVE-2012-2142
DescriptionThe error function in Error.cc in poppler before 0.21.4 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a PDF containing an escape sequence for a terminal emulator.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs487773

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
poppler (PTS)bullseye (security), bullseye20.09.0-3.1+deb11u1fixed
bookworm22.12.0-2fixed
sid, trixie24.02.0-5fixed
xpdf (PTS)bullseye3.04+git20210103-3fixed
bookworm3.04+git20220601-1fixed
sid, trixie3.04+git20240613-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
popplersource(unstable)0.18.4-7unimportant487773
xpdfsource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- xpdf <not-affected> (uses poppler's Error.cc)
poppler upstream patch http://cgit.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler/commit/?id=71bad47ed6a36d825b0d08992c8db56845c71e40

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