ESB-2019.1293 - [Win][UNIX/Linux] Apache PDFBox: Multiple vulnerabilities 2019-04-15

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                               ESB-2019.1293
      CVE-2019-0228: Apache PDFBox XML External Entity vulnerability
                               15 April 2019

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Apache PDFBox
Publisher:         The Apache Software Foundation
Operating System:  Windows
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service        -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Access Confidential Data -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-0228  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201904.mbox/%3c1b8bd73c-a3be-9411-113f-0108a6f2966e@apache.org%3e

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CVE-2019-0228: Apache PDFBox XML External Entity vulnerability

Severity: Important


Vendor:
The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected:
Apache PDFBox 2.0.14


Description:
Apache PDFBox 2.0.14 does not properly initialize the XML parser, which allows 
context-dependent attackers to conduct XML External Entity (XXE) attacks via a 
crafted XFDF.

Mitigation:
Upgrade to Apache PDFBox 2.0.15

Credit:
This issue was discovered by Kurt Boberg from DocuSign

[1] https://www.owasp.org/index.php/XML_External_Entity_(XXE)_Processing

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