ESB-2018.3026.2 - UPDATE [Win][UNIX/Linux] Apache PDFBox: Denial of service - Remote with user interaction 2018-10-08

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                              ESB-2018.3026.2
                 DoS vulnerability in Apache PDFBox parser
                              8 October 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Apache PDFBox
Publisher:         The Apache Software Foundation
Operating System:  UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-11797  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/44874f28986be322c354a10c4e46255808bf228a6201766552a63881@%3Cusers.pdfbox.apache.org%3E

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

Severity: Important

Vendor:
The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected:
Apache PDFBox <= 1.8.15
Apache PDFBox <= 2.0.11
Earlier, unsupported Apache PDFBox versions may be affected as well

Description:
A carefully crafted PDF file can trigger an extremely long
running computation when parsing the page tree.

Mitigation:
Upgrade to Apache PDFBox 1.8.16 respectively 2.0.12

Credit:
This issue was discovered by Shawn Rasheed and Jens Dietrich

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

Download:
https://pdfbox.apache.org/download.cgi
https://www.apache.org/dist/pdfbox/2.0.12/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
https://www.apache.org/dist/pdfbox/1.8.16/RELEASE-NOTES.txt

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