CVE-2018-18457

NameCVE-2018-18457
DescriptionThe function DCTStream::readScan in Stream.cc in Xpdf 4.00 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) via a crafted pdf file, as demonstrated by pdftoppm.
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)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xpdf (PTS)jessie3.03-17vulnerable
stretch3.04-4vulnerable
buster, sid3.04-11vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xpdfsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

https://forum.xpdfreader.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=41217
https://github.com/TeamSeri0us/pocs/tree/master/xpdf/2018_10_16/pdftoppm
no security impact, crash in CLI tool

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