Bug 1637492 (CVE-2018-11797) - CVE-2018-11797 pdfbox: unbounded computation in parser resulting in a denial of service
Summary: CVE-2018-11797 pdfbox: unbounded computation in parser resulting in a denial ...
Alias: CVE-2018-11797
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1637494
Blocks: 1637495
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-10-09 11:06 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2021-02-16 22:57 UTC (History)
32 users (show)

Fixed In Version: pdfbox 1.8.16, pdfbox 2.0.12
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Last Closed: 2020-07-28 19:27:51 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:3192 0 None None None 2020-07-28 15:54:20 UTC

Description Andrej Nemec 2018-10-09 11:06:20 UTC
A vulnerability related to parsing was found in Apache PDFBox parser. A carefully crafted PDF file can trigger an extremely long running computation when parsing the page tree.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2018-10-09 11:07:15 UTC
Created pdfbox tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1637494]

Comment 2 Cedric Buissart 2019-01-08 13:13:52 UTC
Regarding the Satellite 5 product: 
Reducing the severity to Low : PDFBox is only used to create PDF. No attack vector, where an attacker could send a crafted PDF for parsing, have been found.

Comment 3 Joshua Padman 2019-05-15 22:54:20 UTC
This vulnerability is out of security support scope for the following products:
 * Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6
 * Red Hat JBoss BRMS 6
 * Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works 6
 * Red Hat JBoss Fuse 6
 * Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization & Services 6

Please refer to https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/jboss_notes for more details.

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2020-07-28 15:54:17 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Fuse 7.7.0

Via RHSA-2020:3192 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:3192

Comment 7 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-07-28 19:27:51 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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