ESB-2018.1910 - [Win][UNIX/Linux] Apache PDFBox: Denial of service - Remote with user interaction 2018-07-02

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                               ESB-2018.1910
                       DoS patched in Apache PDFBox
                                2 July 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Apache PDFBox
Publisher:         Apache
Operating System:  Windows
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-8036  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/6b446a0784ae44abcb33b63295dafeed90991318fc50137878d3f0e4@%3Cannounce.apache.org%3E

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[CVE-2018-8036] DoS (OOM) Vulnerability in Apache PDFBox's AFMParser

Severity: Important

Vendor:
The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected:
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

Description:
A carefully crafted (or fuzzed) file can trigger an infinite loop which leads to 
an out of memory exception in Apache PDFBox's AFMParser.

Mitigation:
Upgrade to Apache PDFBox 1.8.15 respectively 2.0.11

Credit:
This issue was discovered by Tobias Ospelt

Website:
https://pdfbox.apache.org/

Download:
https://pdfbox.apache.org/download.cgi
https://www.apache.org/dist/pdfbox/2.0.11/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
https://www.apache.org/dist/pdfbox/1.8.15/RELEASE-NOTES.txt

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