CVE-2019-9959

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2019-07-23
CWE:
CWE-190
Bugzilla:
1732340: CVE-2019-9959 poppler: integer overflow in JPXStream::init function leading to memory consumption

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The JPXStream::init function in Poppler 0.78.0 and earlier doesn't check for negative values of stream length, leading to an Integer Overflow, thereby making it possible to allocate a large memory chunk on the heap, with a size controlled by an attacker, as demonstrated by pdftocairo.

Find out more about CVE-2019-9959 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7:
This vulnerability is currently targeted to be addressed in an upcoming release.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 6.2
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (poppler) RHSA-2019:2713 2019-09-12

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 poppler Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 poppler Out of support scope
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 poppler Out of support scope
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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