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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0755

Original release date: 03/03/2009
Last revised: 12/19/2009


The FormWidgetChoice::loadDefaults function in Poppler before 0.10.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a PDF file with an invalid Form Opt entry.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (07/15/2009)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of poppler, xpdf, gpdf and kdegraphics as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

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External Source: BID
Name: 33749
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0059
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090219 Re: CVE Request: Poppler -Two Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19790
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:012
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33853
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35685
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090213 CVE Request: Poppler -Two Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
External Source: MLIST
Name: [poppler] 20090128 poppler/Form.cc
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090417 rPSA-2009-0059-1 poppler
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-850-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37114
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1941

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