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Apache PDFBox 1.8.15 / 2.0.11 Denial Of Service

Apache PDFBox 1.8.15 / 2.0.11 Denial Of Service
Posted Oct 8, 2018
Authored by Shawn Rasheed, Jens Dietrich | Site pdfbox.apache.org

Apache PDFBox versions 1.8.15 and below and 2.0.11 and below suffer from a denial of service vulnerability.

tags | advisory, denial of service
advisories | CVE-2018-11797
MD5 | 2401380edc9c2e152e9e4bffe162f37a

Apache PDFBox 1.8.15 / 2.0.11 Denial Of Service

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[CVE-2018-11797] DoS vulnerability in Apache PDFBox parser

Severity: Important

Vendor:
The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected:
Apache PDFBox <= 1.8.15
Apache PDFBox <= 2.0.11
Earlier, unsupported Apache PDFBox versions may be affected as well

Description:
A carefully crafted PDF file can trigger an extremely long
running computation when parsing the page tree.

Mitigation:
Upgrade to Apache PDFBox 1.8.16 respectively 2.0.12

Credit:
This issue was discovered by Shawn Rasheed and Jens Dietrich

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

Download:
https://pdfbox.apache.org/download.cgi
https://www.apache.org/dist/pdfbox/2.0.12/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
https://www.apache.org/dist/pdfbox/1.8.16/RELEASE-NOTES.txt

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