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CVE-2008-2950 Detail


The Page destructor in in libpoppler in Poppler 0.8.4 and earlier deletes a pageWidgets object even if it is not initialized by a Page constructor, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF document.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  07/07/2008

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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 unauthorized 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 (07/08/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of poppler as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, or other PDF parsing applications derived from the xpdf code as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:015 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200807-04 External Source SREASON 3977 External Source CONFIRM External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:146 External Source MISC External Source BUGTRAQ 20080707 [oCERT-2008-007] libpoppler uninitialized pointer External Source BUGTRAQ 20080709 rPSA-2008-0223-1 poppler External Source BID 30107 External Source SECTRACK 1020435 External Source UBUNTU USN-631-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2024 External Source XF poppler-page-destructor-code-execution(43619) External Source EXPLOIT-DB 6032 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-7104

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