Bug 1512827 (CVE-2017-9096)

Summary: CVE-2017-9096 itext: External entities not disabled
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Andrej Nemec <anemec>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact:
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Version: unspecifiedCC: aileenc, alazarot, andjrobins, anstephe, bkundal, bmaxwell, cdewolf, chazlett, csutherl, darran.lofthouse, dimitris, dosoudil, etirelli, gvarsami, ibek, java-sig-commits, jawilson, jcoleman, jshepherd, kconner, kverlaen, ldimaggi, lef, lgao, lpetrovi, myarboro, nwallace, oget.fedora, paradhya, pavelp, pgier, psakar, pslavice, pszubiak, puntogil, rnetuka, rrajasek, rsvoboda, rsynek, rwagner, rzhang, sdaley, tcunning, tkirby, twalsh, vtunka
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Fixed In Version: itext 5.5.12, itext 7.0.3 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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Last Closed: 2018-04-22 23:55:55 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1512828    
Bug Blocks: 1512829    

Description Andrej Nemec 2017-11-14 08:45:47 UTC
The XML parsers in iText before 5.5.12 and 7.x before 7.0.3 do not disable external entities, which might allow remote attackers to conduct XML external entity (XXE) attacks via a crafted PDF.

External References:

https://www.compass-security.com/fileadmin/Datein/Research/Advisories/CSNC-2017-017_itext_xml_external_entity_attack.txt

Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-11-14 08:46:11 UTC
Created itext tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1512828]