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CVE-2013-4474

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Overview

Format string vulnerability in the extractPages function in utils/pdfseparate.cc in poppler before 0.24.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via format string specifiers in a destination filename.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2958-1
Posted May 2, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2958-1 - It was discovered that the poppler pdfseparate tool incorrectly handled certain filenames. A local attacker could use this issue to cause the tool to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It was discovered that poppler incorrectly parsed certain malformed PDF documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2013-4473, CVE-2013-4474, CVE-2015-8868
MD5 | f4199826a8346f253e3a2d607616801e
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201401-21
Posted Jan 22, 2014
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201401-21 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Poppler, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition. Versions less than 0.24.5 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2013-4473, CVE-2013-4474, CVE-2013-7296
MD5 | 97e6c2c2145449b1417974542f54a9bb
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-272
Posted Nov 21, 2013
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-272 - Poppler is found to be affected by a stack based buffer overflow vulnerability in the pdfseparate utility. Successfully exploiting this issue could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application. Failed exploits may result in denial-of-service conditions. Poppler was found to have a user controlled format string vulnerability because it fails to sanitize user-supplied input. An attacker may exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the vulnerable application. Failed exploit attempts will likely result in a denial-of-service condition.

tags | advisory, remote, overflow, arbitrary
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2013-4473, CVE-2013-4474
MD5 | d6b3581c47180f133069042c03db3b7c
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