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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
DoS vulnerability in Apache PDFBox parser
8 October 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Apache PDFBox
Publisher: The Apache Software Foundation
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2018-11797
Revision History: October 8 2018: Updated to the "Credits" line.
October 8 2018: Initial Release
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[CVE-2018-11797] DoS vulnerability in Apache PDFBox parser
The Apache Software Foundation
Apache PDFBox <= 1.8.15
Apache PDFBox <= 2.0.11
Earlier, unsupported Apache PDFBox versions may be affected as well
A carefully crafted PDF file can trigger an extremely long
running computation when parsing the page tree.
Upgrade to Apache PDFBox 1.8.16 respectively 2.0.12
This issue was discovered by Shawn Rasheed and Jens Dietrich
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