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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
DoS patched in Apache PDFBox
2 July 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Apache PDFBox
Operating System: Windows
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2018-8036
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[CVE-2018-8036] DoS (OOM) Vulnerability in Apache PDFBox's AFMParser
The Apache Software Foundation
Apache PDFBox 1.8.0 to 1.8.14
Apache PDFBox 2.0.0 to 2.0.10
Earlier, unsupported Apache PDFBox versions may be affected as well
A carefully crafted (or fuzzed) file can trigger an infinite loop which leads to
an out of memory exception in Apache PDFBox's AFMParser.
Upgrade to Apache PDFBox 1.8.15 respectively 2.0.11
This issue was discovered by Tobias Ospelt
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