CVE-2008-2950

NameCVE-2008-2950
DescriptionThe Page destructor in Page.cc in libpoppler in Poppler 0.8.4 and earlier deletes a pageWidgets object even if it is not initialized by a Page constructor, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF document.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDTSA-146-1
Debian Bugs489756

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
poppler (PTS)bullseye (security), bullseye20.09.0-3.1+deb11u1fixed
bookworm22.12.0-2fixed
sid, trixie24.02.0-5fixed
xpdf (PTS)bullseye3.04+git20210103-3fixed
bookworm3.04+git20220601-1fixed
sid, trixie3.04+git20240613-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
popplersourceetch(not affected)
popplersourcelenny0.8.2-2+lenny1DTSA-146-1
popplersource(unstable)0.8.4-1.1medium489756
xpdfsource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

[etch] - poppler <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
- xpdf <not-affected> (Page.cc is not allocating the widget and therefore not vulnerable in the destructor, attrs initialized)

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