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CVE-2007-0103 Detail


The Adobe PDF specification 1.3, as implemented by Adobe Acrobat before 8.0.0, allows remote attackers to have an unknown impact, possibly including denial of service (infinite loop), arbitrary code execution, or memory corruption, via a PDF file with a (1) crafted catalog dictionary or (2) a crafted Pages attribute that references an invalid page tree node.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/08/2007

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Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/09/2008)

Some implementations of the PDF specification erroneously allow page tree objects that refer back to themselves. As a result, an infinite loop could be created. We believe this could only result in a denial of service against the application. We do not consider a user-assisted DoS of a client application to be a security issue.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source MISC Exploit External Source BID 21910 External Source SECTRACK 1017749 US Government Resource External Source CERT TA07-072A External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-0930 External Source XF multiple-vendor-pdf-code-execution(31364)

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