Bug 789936 - (CVE-2012-2142) CVE-2012-2142 poppler, xpdf: Insufficient sanitization of escape sequences in the error messages
CVE-2012-2142 poppler, xpdf: Insufficient sanitization of escape sequences in...
Status: NEW
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
unspecified
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=low,public=20130809,reported=2...
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Depends On: 995400 995401 995402 1013943
Blocks: 789948
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Reported: 2012-02-13 05:18 EST by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2015-10-15 13:51 EDT (History)
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Proposed poppler patch by Marek Kasik (against upstream poppler version) (1.50 KB, patch)
2013-08-09 04:41 EDT, Jan Lieskovsky
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-02-13 05:18:24 EST
An insufficient escape sequences sanitization flaw was found in the way xpdf, a PDF file viewer for the X window system, and poppler, a PDF rendering library, performed sanitization of certain characters to be displayed in the error messages, which arose during presentation of certain PDF files. A remote attacker could use this flaw to modify a window's title, or, possibly execute arbitrary commands or overwrite files, via a specially-crafted PDF file containing an escape sequence for a terminal emulator if local, unsuspecting user opened such crafted PDF file in xpdf or in an application linked against poppler library (for example evince).
Comment 5 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-02-13 05:33:07 EST
This issue affects the versions of the poppler package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

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This issue affects the versions of the poppler package, as shipped with Fedora release of 18 and 19.

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This issue affects the versions of the xpdf package, as shipped with Fedora EPEL 5 and Fedora EPEL 6.

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This issue affects the versions of the poppler package, as shipped with Fedora release of 18 and 19.
Comment 22 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-04-26 11:53:45 EDT
The CVE identifier of CVE-2012-2142 has been assigned to this issue.
Comment 24 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-04-27 09:20:52 EDT
Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank Phillips Wolf for reporting this issue.
Comment 25 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-08-09 04:41:01 EDT
Created attachment 784759 [details]
Proposed poppler patch by Marek Kasik (against upstream poppler version)
Comment 26 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-08-09 05:24:18 EDT
Created poppler tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 995400]
Comment 27 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-08-09 05:25:41 EDT
Created xpdf tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 995401]
Affects: epel-all [bug 995402]
Comment 28 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-08-09 05:34:02 EDT
Relevant poppler Git repository patch:
  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler/commit/?id=71bad47ed6a36d825b0d08992c8db56845c71e40
Comment 29 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-08-11 08:26:15 EDT
(In reply to Jan Lieskovsky from comment #28)
> Relevant poppler Git repository patch:
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> http://cgit.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler/commit/
> ?id=71bad47ed6a36d825b0d08992c8db56845c71e40

Poppler patch modified against xpdf-3.0.3:
(from http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/08/11/1):
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/miscellaneouspa/files/misc/xpdf-3.03-CVE-2012-2142.diff
Comment 30 Fedora Update System 2013-09-03 18:27:13 EDT
poppler-0.20.2-16.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 31 Fedora Update System 2013-09-30 22:05:45 EDT
xpdf-3.03-8.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 32 Fedora Update System 2013-09-30 22:07:38 EDT
xpdf-3.03-8.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 33 Fedora Update System 2013-09-30 22:11:11 EDT
xpdf-3.03-8.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 35 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-10-01 01:55:51 EDT
Statement:

This issue affects the version of poppler as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.
Comment 36 Fedora Update System 2013-10-08 16:37:16 EDT
xpdf-3.03-8.el5.1 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 37 Fedora Update System 2013-10-08 16:38:32 EDT
xpdf-3.03-8.el6.1 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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