Debian DLA-1547-1 : libpdfbox-java security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 118157
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

It was discovered that there was a denial of service vulnerability in libpdfbox-java, a PDF library for Java.

A malicious PDF file could have triggered an extremely long running computation when parsing the page tree.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in libpdfbox-java version 1:1.8.7+dfsg-1+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libpdfbox-java packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/10/msg00008.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/libpdfbox-java

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118157

File Name: debian_DLA-1547.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/17/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libfontbox-java, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libfontbox-java-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libjempbox-java, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libjempbox-java-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpdfbox-java, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpdfbox-java-doc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 10/16/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11797