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Apache PDFBox 1.8.14 / 2.0.10 Denial Of Service

Apache PDFBox 1.8.14 / 2.0.10 Denial Of Service
Posted Jul 3, 2018
Authored by Tobias Ospelt

Apache PDFBox versions 1.8.0 through 1.8.14 and 2.0.0 through 2.0.10 suffer from a denial of service vulnerability.

tags | advisory, denial of service
advisories | CVE-2018-8036
MD5 | 5406ad0a860326fc8d216333b6555570

Apache PDFBox 1.8.14 / 2.0.10 Denial Of Service

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[CVE-2018-8036] DoS (OOM) Vulnerability in Apache PDFBox's AFMParser

Severity: Important

Vendor:
The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected:
Apache PDFBox 1.8.0 to 1.8.14
Apache PDFBox 2.0.0 to 2.0.10
Earlier, unsupported Apache PDFBox versions may be affected as well

Description:
A carefully crafted (or fuzzed) file can trigger an infinite loop which leads to
an out of memory exception in Apache PDFBox's AFMParser.

Mitigation:
Upgrade to Apache PDFBox 1.8.15 respectively 2.0.11

Credit:
This issue was discovered by Tobias Ospelt

Website:
https://pdfbox.apache.org/

Download:
https://pdfbox.apache.org/download.cgi
https://www.apache.org/dist/pdfbox/2.0.11/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
https://www.apache.org/dist/pdfbox/1.8.15/RELEASE-NOTES.txt

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