Ubuntu 16.04 ESM / 18.04 ESM / 20.04 ESM / 22.04 ESM : PDFResurrect vulnerabilities (USN-5282-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 183165


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Ubuntu 16.04 ESM / 18.04 ESM / 20.04 ESM / 22.04 ESM host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-5282-1 advisory.

- PDFResurrect 0.15 has a buffer overflow via a crafted PDF file because data associated with startxref and %%EOF is mishandled. (CVE-2019-14267)

- An issue was discovered in PDFResurrect before 0.18. pdf_load_pages_kids in pdf.c doesn't validate a certain size value, which leads to a malloc failure and out-of-bounds write. (CVE-2019-14934)

- PDFResurrect before 0.20 lack of header validation checks causes heap-buffer-overflow in pdf_get_version(). (CVE-2020-20740)

- In PDFResurrect 0.12 through 0.19, get_type in pdf.c has an out-of-bounds write via a crafted PDF document. (CVE-2020-9549)

- A flaw was found in PDFResurrect in version 0.22b. There is an infinite loop in get_xref_linear_skipped() in pdf.c via a crafted PDF file. (CVE-2021-3508)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected pdfresurrect package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 183165

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5282-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/16/2023

Updated: 10/16/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-9549


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:pdfresurrect, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:esm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:esm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:esm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:esm

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/3/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/29/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-14267, CVE-2019-14934, CVE-2020-20740, CVE-2020-9549, CVE-2021-3508

USN: 5282-1