2009-3604 | Poppler Splash.cc drawImage resource management (Bug 526911 / BID-36703)

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9.0 $0-$5k 0.05

A vulnerability classified as very critical has been found in Poppler (Document Reader Software). This affects the function Splash::drawImage of the file Splash.cc. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-399. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 10/21/2009 by Adam Zabrocki with Red Hat as Bug 526911 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared at bugzilla.redhat.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2009-3604 since 10/09/2009. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details and a public exploit are known. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/24/2021).

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at securityfocus.com. 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 118118 (Fedora Update for pdfedit (FEDORA-2010-2061)).

Upgrading to version 0.10.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (53795), Vulnerability Center (SBV-23772) and Tenable (43748). The entries 47894, 47893, 50663 and 50521 are pretty similar.



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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.0

VulDB Base Score: 10.0
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-399
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 43748
Nessus Name: CentOS 5 : poppler (CESA-2009:0480)
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OpenVAS ID: 67264
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2028-1 (xpdf)
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08/24/2021 +2351 days 🔍Advisory: Bug 526911
Researcher: Adam Zabrocki
Organization: Red Hat
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2009-3604 (🔍)

X-Force: 53795
Vulnerability Center: 23772 – Xpdf 3-3.02pl3 Splash::drawImage() Remote Buffer Overflow via a Crafted PDF File, Medium
SecurityFocus: 36703 – Xpdf Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 03/18/2015 15:15
Updated: 08/24/2021 08:56
Changes: (1) source_nessus_risk
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