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CVE-2005-3627 Detail

Current Description in Xpdf, as used in products such as gpdf, kpdf, pdftohtml, poppler, teTeX, CUPS, libextractor, and others, allows attackers to modify memory and possibly execute arbitrary code via a DCTDecode stream with (1) a large "number of components" value that is not checked by DCTStream::readBaselineSOF or DCTStream::readProgressiveSOF, (2) a large "Huffman table index" value that is not checked by DCTStream::readHuffmanTables, and (3) certain uses of the scanInfo.numComps value by DCTStream::readScanInfo.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/31/2005      View Analysis Description

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SCO SCOSA-2006.15 External Source SGI 20051201-01-U External Source SGI 20060101-01-U External Source SGI 20060201-01-U Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2006:001 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0177 Exploit; Vendor Advisory External Source MISC External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2006-045-09 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2006-045-04 External Source SUNALERT 102972 External Source DEBIAN DSA-931 External Source DEBIAN DSA-932 External Source DEBIAN DSA-937 External Source DEBIAN DSA-938 External Source DEBIAN DSA-940 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source DEBIAN DSA-936 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source DEBIAN DSA-950 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source DEBIAN DSA-961 External Source DEBIAN DSA-962 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source GENTOO GLSA-200601-02 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200601-17 Patch External Source CONFIRM External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:003 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:004 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:005 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:006 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:008 External Source MANDRAKE MDKSA-2006:010 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:011 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:012 Patch External Source CONFIRM Patch External Source CONFIRM External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2005-025 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2005-026 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0160 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0163 External Source FEDORA FLSA-2006:176751 External Source FEDORA FLSA:175404 Patch External Source BID 16143 External Source TRUSTIX 2006-0002 Patch External Source UBUNTU USN-236-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-0047 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-2280 External Source XF xpdf-readhuffmantables-bo(24024) External Source XF xpdf-readscaninfo-bo(24025) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10200

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