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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2950

Original release date: 07/07/2008
Last revised: 11/26/2012


The Page destructor in Page.cc 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.


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)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
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 (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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External Source: XF
Name: poppler-page-destructor-code-execution(43619)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30963
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080707 [oCERT-2008-007] libpoppler uninitialized pointer
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31405
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3977
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080709 rPSA-2008-0223-1 poppler
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-631-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31167
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-7104
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0223
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:015
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020435
External Source: BID
Name: 30107
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31002
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2008-007.html
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:146
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31267
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2024
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 6032
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200807-04

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