2009-1187 | Poppler CairoOutputDev.cc numeric error (BID-34568 / XFDB-50184)
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A vulnerability has been found in Poppler up to 0.0 (Document Reader Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the file CairoOutputDev.cc. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-189. As an impact it is known to affect availability.
The weakness was presented 04/23/2009 by Braden Thomas as confirmed advisory (CERT.org). The advisory is shared at kb.cert.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2009-1187 since 03/31/2009. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn’t need any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.
It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 43748 (CentOS 5 : poppler (CESA-2009:0480)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 155912 (Oracle Enterprise Linux Update for Poppler (ELSA-2009-0480)).
Upgrading to version 0.1 eliminates this vulnerability.
The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 34568), X-Force (50184), Secunia (SA34746), Vulnerability Center (SBV-21900) and Tenable (43748). See 48479, 47894, 47892 and 47890 for similar entries.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.8
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Class: Denial of service
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Upgrade: Poppler 0.1
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03/17/2015 +2142 days 🔍
08/09/2021 +2337 days 🔍Advisory: kb.cert.org
Researcher: Braden Thomas
SecurityFocus: 34568 – Xpdf JBIG2 Processing Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 34746 – Poppler Multiple Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
Vulnerability Center: 21900 – Poppler < 0.10.6 JBIG2 Decoder CairoOutputDev Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability, Medium
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Created: 03/17/2015 23:38
Updated: 08/09/2021 18:18
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