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CVE-2009-3608

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2009-10-14
CWE:
CWE-190
Bugzilla:
526637: CVE-2009-3608 xpdf/poppler: integer overflow in ObjectStream::ObjectStream (oCERT-2009-016)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the ObjectStream::ObjectStream function in XRef.cc in Xpdf 3.x before 3.02pl4 and Poppler before 0.12.1, as used in GPdf, kdegraphics KPDF, CUPS pdftops, and teTeX, might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF document that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2009-3608 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (gpdf) RHSA-2009:1503 2009-10-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (tetex) RHSA-2010:0400 2010-05-06
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kdegraphics) RHSA-2009:1512 2009-10-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (kdegraphics) RHSA-2009:1502 2009-10-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (xpdf) RHSA-2009:1501 2009-10-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (poppler) RHSA-2009:1504 2009-10-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (cups) RHSA-2009:1513 2009-10-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kdegraphics) RHSA-2009:1502 2009-10-15

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Chris Rohlf for reporting this issue.