CVE-2018-16646

NameCVE-2018-16646
DescriptionIn Poppler 0.68.0, the Parser::getObj() function in Parser.cc may cause infinite recursion via a crafted file. A remote attacker can leverage this for a DoS attack.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-1562-1, DLA-1562-2
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs909802

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
poppler (PTS)jessie0.26.5-2+deb8u4vulnerable
jessie (security)0.26.5-2+deb8u7fixed
stretch (security), stretch0.48.0-2+deb9u2vulnerable
buster, sid0.69.0-2vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
popplersource(unstable)(unfixed)low909802
popplersourcejessie0.26.5-2+deb8u6mediumDLA-1562-2

Notes

[stretch] - poppler <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1622951
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler/merge_requests/91
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler/commit/3d35d209c19c1d3b09b794a0c863ba5de44a9c0a
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler/commit/89fccf45fc5bfca3756102e6bec1950ec1d436a9 (regression fix)
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler/commit/08572e1bdca03baed694dd9828bb2b878865e669 (regression fix)

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