[tex-live] Recent poppler vulnerabilities?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sat Oct 24 14:16:10 CEST 2009

On Sa, 24 Okt 2009, Alexander Cherepanov wrote:
> Fixed version is Poppler 0.12.1, released on Oct 18, 2009.

Might be interesting, but the source code in TL does not support
poppler >> 0.10. They (poppler people) again changed API and removed
some functions, so patches are necessary.

Ubuntu people have patches for TL ready, and I have included in my
preliminary TL2009 packages for Debian.

In due time I will update the files in TL with the respective #if to get 
it working with poppler 0.12.

OTOH, most CVE are not really a problem for the tex programs itself, more
for the viewers, so maybe TW could actually profit from it.

Best wishes


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