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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-4035

Original release date: 12/21/2009
Last revised: 08/21/2010


The FoFiType1::parse function in fofi/FoFiType1.cc in Xpdf 3.0.0, gpdf 2.8.2, kpdf in kdegraphics 3.3.1, and possibly other libraries and versions, does not check the return value of the getNextLine function, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PDF file with a crafted Type 1 font that can produce a negative value, leading to a signed-to-unsigned integer conversion error and a buffer overflow.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
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

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1681
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37781
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler/diff/fofi/FoFiType1.cc?id=4b4fc5c0
External Source: BID
Name: 37350
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1023356
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:003
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3555
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1682
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=541614
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1680
External Source: XF
Name: xpdf-fofitype1parse-bo(54831)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37641
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37793
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37787
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler/tree/fofi/FoFiType1.cc?id=4b4fc5c017bf147c9069bbce32fc14467bd2a81a
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10996

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10996
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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