Xpdf CCITTFaxStream::CCITTFaxStream() buffer overflow

xpdf-ccitt-faxstream-bo (24022) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Xpdf is vulnerable to multiple heap-based buffer overflows in the CCITTFaxStream::CCITTFaxStream(). By creating a malicious PDF file with overly large or negative integer parameters, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the Xpdf process. Exploitation of this vulnerability would require the attacker to deliver the malicious PDF file to a potential victim, either by hosting the file on a Web site or sending it to the victim as an email attachment, and then the victim would have to open the file using Xpdf.

Note: This vulnerability affects multiple vendor applications that use the Xpdf code base.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 5.9
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Xpdf (3.01pl1 or later), available from the Xpdf Web site. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux:
Refer to DSA-962-1, DSA-961-1, DSA-950-1, DSA-940-1, DSA-938-1, DSA-937-1, DSA-936-1, DSA-932-1, and DSA-931-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux (teTex):
Refer to RHSA-2006:0160-14 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux (CUPS):
Refer to RHSA-2006:0163-2 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux (gpdf):
Refer to RHSA-2006:0177-5 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux (xpdf):
Refer to RHSA-2005:840-10 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux (kdegraphics):
Refer to RHSA-2005:868-4 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux (KPdf and Kword):
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 2006-01-02 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux:
Refer to USN-236-1 and USN-236-2 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux:
Refer to SUSE Security Announcement SUSE-SA:2006:001 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Sun Solaris (gpdf):
Refer to Sun Alert ID: 102972 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

  • Chris Evans Security Advisory CESA-2005-003 - rev 2: xpdf (and derivatives) buffer and integer overflows.
  • KDE Security Advisory 20051207-2: kpdf/xpdf multiple integer overflows.
  • Sun Alert ID: 102972: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in the Solaris Gnome PDF Viewer (gpdf(1)) may Allow a Denial of Service (DoS) Condition or Lead to Execution of Arbitrary Code.
  • Xpdf Web site: Xpdf: Download.
  • ASA-2006-009: cups security update (RHSA-2006-0163)
  • ASA-2006-012: gpdf security update (RHSA-2006-0177)
  • ASA-2006-019: tetex security update (RHSA-2006-0160)
  • ASA-2007-281: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in the Solaris Gnome PDF Viewer (gpdf(1)) may Allow a Denial of Service (DoS) Condition or Lead to Execution of Arbitrary Code (SUN 102972)
  • BID-16143: KPDF and KWord Multiple Unspecified Buffer and Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2005-3624: The CCITTFaxStream::CCITTFaxStream function in Stream.cc for xpdf, gpdf, kpdf, pdftohtml, poppler, teTeX, CUPS, libextractor, and others allows attackers to corrupt the heap via negative or large integers in a CCITTFaxDecode stream, which lead to integer overflows and integer underflows.
  • DSA-931: xpdf -- buffer overflows
  • DSA-932: kdegraphics -- buffer overflows
  • DSA-936: libextractor -- buffer overflows
  • DSA-937: tetex-bin -- buffer overflows
  • DSA-938: koffice -- buffer overflows
  • DSA-940: gpdf -- buffer overflows
  • DSA-950: cupsys -- buffer overflows
  • DSA-961: pdfkit.framework -- buffer overflows
  • DSA-962: pdftohtml -- buffer overflows
  • GLSA-200601-02: KPdf, KWord: Multiple overflows in included Xpdf code
  • GLSA-200601-17: Xpdf, Poppler, GPdf, libextractor, pdftohtml: Heap overflows
  • MDKSA-2006:008: Updated koffice packages fix several vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:010: Updated cups packages fix several vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:011: Updated tetex packages fix several vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:012: Updated kdegraphics packages fix several vulnerabilities
  • RHSA-2005-840: xpdf security update
  • RHSA-2005-868: kdegraphics security update
  • RHSA-2006-0160: tetex security update
  • RHSA-2006-0163: cups security update
  • RHSA-2006-0177: gpdf security update
  • SA18303: xpdf Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • SA18312: Poppler Xpdf Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • SA18329: teTeX Xpdf Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • SA18332: CUPS xpdf Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • SA18375: GNOME gpdf Xpdf Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • SA18398: libextractor Multiple Xpdf Vulnerabilities
  • SA18642: pdftohtml xpdf Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • SA18674: GNUStep PDFKit Framework Xpdf Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA25729: Sun Solaris Gnome PDF Viewer Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SUSE-SA:2006:001: xpdf various security problems

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 4.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Easy Software Products CUPS prior to 1.2svn
  • Foolabs Xpdf 3.01
  • Gentoo Linux
  • KDE KDE 3.5
  • KDE KOffice 1.4.2 and prior
  • KDE KPDF 0.5
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux LE2005
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux LE2005 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • pdftohtml pdftohtml 0.36 and prior
  • Poppler Poppler 0.4.2 and prior
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • Sun Solaris 10 SPARC
  • Sun Solaris 10 x86
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.2
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.3
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9
  • Thomas Esser teTeX 3.0
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Desktop
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 F...
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Server x64 Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 8 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 8 Workstation
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux FUJI
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Home
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Multimedia
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Personal
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 1.0 Hosting Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 1.0 Workgroup Ed

Reported:

Jan 03, 2006

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