DescriptionVarious PDF viewers including (1) Adobe Acrobat 5.06 and (2) Xpdf 1.01 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in an embedded hyperlink.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xpdf (PTS)bullseye3.04+git20210103-3fixed
trixie, sid3.04+git20240613-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
gpdfsource(unstable)(not affected)
kdegraphicssource(unstable)(not affected)


- kdegraphics <not-affected> (kdf does not seem to support hyperlinks; so not vulnerable)
- gpdf <not-affected> (gpdf 2.8.0 does not seem to be vulnerable)

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