Multiple Vendor PDF catalog dictionary and Pages attribute code execution

multiple-vendor-pdf-code-execution (31364) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The Adobe PDF specification in Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Mac OS X Preview, Apple CoreGraphics and Xpdf could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service, caused by a design flaw. An attacker could create a specially-crafted catalog dictionary or Pages attribute in a PDF document to corrupt memory and possibly execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service, if the attacker could persuade the victim to open the malicious PDF file.

*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:

Refer to KDE Security Advisory 20070115-1 for patch or upgrade information. See References.

For Poppler:
Apply patch, upgrade or suggested workaround, available from the CVS Repository. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux:
Refer to USN-410-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Mandriva Linux (tetex):
Refer to Mandriva Security Advisory MDKSA-2007:022 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Mandriva Linux (xpdf):
Refer to Mandriva Security Advisory MDKSA-2007:021 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Mandriva Linux (poppler):
Refer to Mandriva Security Advisory MDKSA-2007:020 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Mandriva Linux (pdftohtml):
Refer to Mandriva Security Advisory MDKSA-2007:019 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Mandriva Linux (koffice):
Refer to Mandriva Security Advisory MDKSA-2007:018 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux:
Refer to USN-410-2 for patch, upgrade, or workaround information. See References.

For Apple CoreGraphics:
Upgrade to the latest version of Mac OS X (10.4.9 or later) or apply Apple Security Update 2007-003. See References.

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

References:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader Web site: Adobe.
  • Apple Mac OS X Preview Web site: Apple - Mac OS X - PDF.
  • FreeDesktop.org CVS Repository: Poppler.
  • KDE Security Advisory 20070115-1: kpdf/kword/xpdf denial of service vulnerability.
  • Mac OS X 10.4.9 and Security Update 2007-003: About the security content of Mac OS X 10.4.9 and Security Update 2007-003.
  • MOAB-06-01-2007: Multiple Vendor PDF Document Catalog Handling Vulnerability.
  • Xpdf Web site: Xpdf.
  • BID-21910: Multiple PDF Readers Multiple Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • BID-27740: Microsoft Publisher Memory Index Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-0102: The Adobe PDF specification 1.3, as implemented by Apple Mac OS X Preview, allows remote attackers to have an unknown impact, possibly including denial of service (infinite loop), arbitrary code execution, or memory corruption, via a PDF file with a (1) crafted catalog dictionary or (2) a crafted Pages attribute that references an invalid page tree node.
  • CVE-2007-0103: The Adobe PDF specification 1.3, as implemented by Adobe Acrobat before 8.0.0, allows remote attackers to have an unknown impact, possibly including denial of service (infinite loop), arbitrary code execution, or memory corruption, via a PDF file with a (1) crafted catalog dictionary or (2) a crafted Pages attribute that references an invalid page tree node.
  • CVE-2007-0104: The Adobe PDF specification 1.3, as implemented by (a) xpdf 3.0.1 patch 2, (b) kpdf in KDE before 3.5.5, (c) poppler before 0.5.4, and other products, allows remote attackers to have an unknown impact, possibly including denial of service (infinite loop), arbitrary code execution, or memory corruption, via a PDF file with a (1) crafted catalog dictionary or (2) a crafted Pages attribute that references an invalid page tree node.
  • MDKSA-2007:018: Updated koffice packages fix crafted pdf file vulnerability
  • MDKSA-2007:019: Updated pdftohtml packages fix crafted pdf file vulnerability
  • MDKSA-2007:020: Updated poppler packages fix crafted pdf file vulnerability
  • MDKSA-2007:021: Updated xpdf packages fix crafted pdf file vulnerability
  • MDKSA-2007:022: Updated tetex packages fix crafted pdf file vulnerability
  • MDKSA-2007:024: Updated kdegraphics packages fix crafted pdf file vulnerability
  • OSVDB ID: 31221: Multiple Vendor PDF Catalog Handling Memory Corruption
  • OSVDB ID: 32870: Multiple Products Adobe PDF Specification Malformed Catalog Dictionary DoS
  • OSVDB ID: 32871: Multiple Products Adobe PDF Specification Invalid Tree Node DoS
  • SA23799: KDE and KOffice PDF Invalid Tree Node Denial of Service Weakness
  • SA23813: Poppler Invalid Tree Node Denial of Service
  • SA24479: Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1017514: KDE kpdf Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
  • SECTRACK ID: 1017749: Apple Mac OS X CoreGraphics PDF File Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
  • SUSE-SR:2007:003: SUSE Security Summary Report

Platforms Affected:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.1
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.2
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.3
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.4
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.5
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.6
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.7
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.8
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.9
  • Adobe PDF 1.3
  • Apple CoreGraphics
  • Apple Mac OS X Preview 3.0.8
  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.10
  • Foolabs Xpdf 3.01p2 and prior
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • Poppler Poppler 0.5.4 and prior
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Desktop
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 F...
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 10 Server x64 Ed
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux 8 Server
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux FUJI
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Home
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Multimedia
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux Personal

Reported:

Jan 06, 2007

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