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CVE-2009-3938 Detail

Description

Buffer overflow in the ABWOutputDev::endWord function in poppler/ABWOutputDev.cc in Poppler (aka libpoppler) 0.10.6, 0.12.0, and possibly other versions, as used by the Abiword pdftoabw utility, allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF file.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/13/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3938
Original release date:
11/13/2009
Last revised:
08/16/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
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 (11/23/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of poppler as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=534680 Exploit External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=534680
http://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=30599&action=edit Patch External Source MISC http://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=30599&action=edit
http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23074 Exploit External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23074
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1941 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1941
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:175 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2011:175
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36976 External Source BID 36976
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3227 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-3227
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/54215 External Source XF poppler-abwoutputdev-bo(54215)

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