ID CVE-2006-0301
Summary Heap-based buffer overflow in Splash.cc in xpdf, as used in other products such as (1) poppler, (2) kdegraphics, (3) gpdf, (4) pdfkit.framework, and others, allows attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted splash images that produce certain values that exceed the width or height of the associated bitmap.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:xpdf:xpdf
    cpe:2.3:a:xpdf:xpdf
CVSS
Base: 7.5 (as of 31-01-2006 - 10:19)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2006-031.NASL
    description Heap-based buffer overflow in Splash.cc in xpdf allows attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted splash images that produce certain values that exceed the width or height of the associated bitmap. Kdegraphics-kpdf uses a copy of the xpdf code and as such has the same issues. The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 20852
    published 2006-02-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20852
    title Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kdegraphics (MDKSA-2006:031)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2006-0206.NASL
    description Updated kdegraphics packages that resolve a security issue in kpdf are now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kdegraphics packages contain applications for the K Desktop Environment including kpdf, a pdf file viewer. A heap based buffer overflow bug was discovered in kpdf. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause kpdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2006-0301 to this issue. Users of kpdf should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 21986
    published 2006-07-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21986
    title CentOS 4 : kdegraphics (CESA-2006:0206)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-971.NASL
    description SuSE researchers discovered heap overflow errors in xpdf, the Portable Document Format (PDF) suite, that can allow attackers to cause a denial of service by crashing the application or possibly execute arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-10
    plugin id 22837
    published 2006-10-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22837
    title Debian DSA-971-1 : xpdf - buffer overflow
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2006-0201.NASL
    description An updated xpdf package that fixes a buffer overflow security issue is now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The xpdf package is an X Window System-based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. A heap based buffer overflow bug was discovered in Xpdf. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause Xpdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2006-0301 to this issue. Users of Xpdf should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to resolve these issues. Red Hat would like to thank Dirk Mueller for reporting this issue and providing a patch.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-16
    plugin id 20898
    published 2006-02-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20898
    title RHEL 4 : xpdf (RHSA-2006:0201)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200602-12.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200602-12 (GPdf: heap overflows in included Xpdf code) Dirk Mueller found a heap overflow vulnerability in the XPdf codebase when handling splash images that exceed size of the associated bitmap. Impact : An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file with GPdf, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the affected application. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-10
    plugin id 20962
    published 2006-02-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20962
    title GLSA-200602-12 : GPdf: heap overflows in included Xpdf code
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_432BF98D9E2511DAB410000E0C2E438A.NASL
    description The KDE team reports : kpdf, the KDE pdf viewer, shares code with xpdf. xpdf contains a heap based buffer overflow in the splash rasterizer engine that can crash kpdf or even execute arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-21
    plugin id 21419
    published 2006-05-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21419
    title FreeBSD : kpdf -- heap based buffer overflow (432bf98d-9e25-11da-b410-000e0c2e438a)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200602-04.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200602-04 (Xpdf, Poppler: Heap overflow) Dirk Mueller has reported a vulnerability in Xpdf. It is caused by a missing boundary check in the splash rasterizer engine when handling PDF splash images with overly large dimensions. Impact : By sending a specially crafted PDF file to a victim, an attacker could cause an overflow, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-10
    plugin id 20894
    published 2006-02-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20894
    title GLSA-200602-04 : Xpdf, Poppler: Heap overflow
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2006-0201.NASL
    description An updated xpdf package that fixes a buffer overflow security issue is now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The xpdf package is an X Window System-based viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. A heap based buffer overflow bug was discovered in Xpdf. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause Xpdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2006-0301 to this issue. Users of Xpdf should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to resolve these issues. Red Hat would like to thank Dirk Mueller for reporting this issue and providing a patch.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 21984
    published 2006-07-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21984
    title CentOS 4 : xpdf (CESA-2006:0201)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-249-1.NASL
    description The splash image handler in xpdf did not check the validity of coordinates. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted PDF file, an attacker could exploit this to trigger a buffer overflow which could lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user. The poppler library and kpdf also contain xpdf code, and thus are affected by the same vulnerability. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-15
    plugin id 21058
    published 2006-03-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21058
    title Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : xpdf, poppler, kdegraphics vulnerabilities (USN-249-1)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2006-103.NASL
    description Heap-based buffer overflow in Splash.cc in poppler, allows attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted splash images that produce certain values that exceed the width or height of the associated bitmap. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 20881
    published 2006-02-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20881
    title Fedora Core 4 : poppler-0.4.5-1.1 (2006-103)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2006-030.NASL
    description Heap-based buffer overflow in Splash.cc in xpdf allows attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted splash images that produce certain values that exceed the width or height of the associated bitmap. Poppler uses a copy of the xpdf code and as such has the same issues. The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 20851
    published 2006-02-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20851
    title Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : poppler (MDKSA-2006:030)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2006-0206.NASL
    description Updated kdegraphics packages that resolve a security issue in kpdf are now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kdegraphics packages contain applications for the K Desktop Environment including kpdf, a pdf file viewer. A heap based buffer overflow bug was discovered in kpdf. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause kpdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2006-0301 to this issue. Users of kpdf should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-16
    plugin id 20900
    published 2006-02-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20900
    title RHEL 4 : kdegraphics (RHSA-2006:0206)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-998.NASL
    description Derek Noonburg has fixed several potential vulnerabilities in xpdf, which are also present in libextractor, a library to extract arbitrary meta-data from files.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-10
    plugin id 22864
    published 2006-10-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22864
    title Debian DSA-998-1 : libextractor - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Slackware Local Security Checks
    NASL id SLACKWARE_SSA_2006-045-04.NASL
    description New kdegraphics packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix security issues with kpdf.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-19
    plugin id 20915
    published 2006-02-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20915
    title Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / 10.2 / current : kdegraphics (SSA:2006-045-04)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-974.NASL
    description SuSE researchers discovered heap overflow errors in xpdf, the Portable Document Format (PDF) suite, which is also present in gpdf, the GNOME version of the Portable Document Format viewer, and which can allow attackers to cause a denial of service by crashing the application or possibly execute arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-10
    plugin id 22840
    published 2006-10-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22840
    title Debian DSA-974-1 : gpdf - buffer overflows
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2006-032.NASL
    description Heap-based buffer overflow in Splash.cc in xpdf allows attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted splash images that produce certain values that exceed the width or height of the associated bitmap. The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 20853
    published 2006-02-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20853
    title Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xpdf (MDKSA-2006:032)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-972.NASL
    description SuSE researchers discovered heap overflow errors in xpdf, the Portable Document Format (PDF) suite, which is also present in pdfkit.framework, the GNUstep framework for rendering PDF content, and which can allow attackers to cause a denial of service by crashing the application or possibly execute arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-10
    plugin id 22838
    published 2006-10-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22838
    title Debian DSA-972-1 : pdfkit.framework - buffer overflows
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200602-05.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200602-05 (KPdf: Heap based overflow) KPdf includes Xpdf code to handle PDF files. Dirk Mueller discovered that the Xpdf code is vulnerable a heap based overflow in the splash rasterizer engine. Impact : An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file with Kpdf, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the affected application. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-19
    plugin id 20895
    published 2006-02-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20895
    title GLSA-200602-05 : KPdf: Heap based overflow
  • NASL family Slackware Local Security Checks
    NASL id SLACKWARE_SSA_2006-045-09.NASL
    description New xpdf packages are available for Slackware 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix security issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-06-27
    plugin id 20920
    published 2006-02-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20920
    title Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / 10.2 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : xpdf (SSA:2006-045-09)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:09:22.131-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
description Heap-based buffer overflow in Splash.cc in xpdf, as used in other products such as (1) poppler, (2) kdegraphics, (3) gpdf, (4) pdfkit.framework, and others, allows attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted splash images that produce certain values that exceed the width or height of the associated bitmap.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10850
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Heap-based buffer overflow in Splash.cc in xpdf, as used in other products such as (1) poppler, (2) kdegraphics, (3) gpdf, (4) pdfkit.framework, and others, allows attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted splash images that produce certain values that exceed the width or height of the associated bitmap.
version 23
redhat via4
advisories
  • bugzilla
    id 179046
    title CVE-2006-0301 PDF splash handling heap overflow
    oval
    AND
    comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304001
    rhsa
    id RHSA-2006:0201
    released 2006-02-13
    severity Important
    title RHSA-2006:0201: xpdf security update (Important)
  • bugzilla
    id 179055
    title CVE-2006-0301 PDF splash handling heap overflow
    oval
    AND
    comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304001
    rhsa
    id RHSA-2006:0206
    released 2006-02-13
    severity Important
    title RHSA-2006:0206: kdegraphics security update (Important)
refmap via4
bugtraq 20060202 [KDE Security Advisory] kpdf/xpdf heap based buffer overflow
confirm https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=141242
debian
  • DSA-971
  • DSA-972
  • DSA-974
fedora
  • FEDORA-2006-103
  • FLSA:175404
gentoo
  • GLSA-200602-04
  • GLSA-200602-05
  • GLSA-200602-12
mandriva
  • MDKSA-2006:030
  • MDKSA-2006:031
  • MDKSA-2006:032
misc
sco SCOSA-2006.15
sectrack 1015576
secunia
  • 18274
  • 18677
  • 18707
  • 18825
  • 18826
  • 18834
  • 18837
  • 18838
  • 18839
  • 18860
  • 18862
  • 18864
  • 18875
  • 18882
  • 18908
  • 18913
  • 18983
  • 19377
slackware
  • SSA:2006-045-04
  • SSA:2006-045-09
sreason 470
ubuntu USN-249-1
vupen
  • ADV-2006-0389
  • ADV-2006-0422
xf xpdf-splash-bo(24391)
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 00:00
Published 30-01-2006 - 17:03
Last modified 19-10-2018 - 11:44
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