DescriptionAn issue was discovered in Xpdf 4.00. catalog->getNumPages() in allows attackers to launch a denial of service (hang caused by large loop) via a specific pdf file, as demonstrated by pdftohtml. This is mainly caused by a large number after the /Count field in the file.
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)buster3.04-13fixed
sid, trixie3.04+git20240202-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xpdfsource(unstable)(not affected)


- xpdf <not-affected> (xpdf in Debian uses poppler, which is not affected or fixed)

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