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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
Description Last Modified:  11/13/2009

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
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
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=534680 Exploit
http://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=30599&action=edit Patch
http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23074 Exploit
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1941
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:175
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36976
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3227 Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/54215

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3938
NVD Published Date:
11/13/2009
NVD Last Modified:
08/16/2017