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FS#57528 - [xpdf] Multiple vulnerabilities

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Karol Babioch (johnpatcher) - Friday, 16 February 2018, 08:56 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Saturday, 17 February 2018, 16:37 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Security
Status Assigned
Assigned To Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No



A large loop in JBIG2Stream::readSymbolDictSeg in xpdf 4.00 allows an attacker to cause denial of service via a specific file due to inappropriate decoding.


An issue was discovered in xpdf 4.00. An infinite loop in XRef::Xref allows an attacker to cause denial of service because loop detection exists only for tables, not streams.


An issue was discovered in xpdf 4.00. A NULL pointer dereference in readCodestream allows an attacker to cause denial of service via a JPX image with zero components.

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Comment by Karol Babioch (kbabioch) - Monday, 26 February 2018, 13:11 GMT
Another bunch of CVEs have been assigned for xpdf, all of which are not fixed yet upstream:

Comment by loqs (loqs) - Saturday, 17 October 2020, 21:51 GMT
CVE-2019-12360 fixed by [1]
A stack-based buffer over-read exists in FoFiTrueType::dumpString in fofi/ in Xpdf 4.01.01. It can, for example, be triggered by sending crafted TrueType data in a PDF document to the pdftops tool. It might allow an attacker to cause Denial of Service or leak memory data into dump content.

CVE-2019-17064 fixed by [2] in Xpdf 4.02 has a NULL pointer dereference because Catalog.pageLabels is initialized too late in the Catalog constructor.