ID CVE-2009-4035
Summary The FoFiType1::parse function in fofi/FoFiType1.cc in Xpdf 3.0.0, gpdf 2.8.2, kpdf in kdegraphics 3.3.1, and possibly other libraries and versions, does not check the return value of the getNextLine function, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PDF file with a crafted Type 1 font that can produce a negative value, leading to a signed-to-unsigned integer conversion error and a buffer overflow.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:gnome:gpdf:2.8.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:gnome:gpdf:2.8.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:kde:kdegraphics:3.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kdegraphics:3.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:kde:kpdf:3.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:kde:kpdf:3.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:xpdf:xpdf:3.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:xpdf:xpdf:3.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 19-09-2017 - 01:29)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-94
CAPEC
  • Code Injection
    An adversary exploits a weakness in input validation on the target to inject new code into that which is currently executing. This differs from code inclusion in that code inclusion involves the addition or replacement of a reference to a code file, which is subsequently loaded by the target and used as part of the code of some application.
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files. When the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high.
  • Manipulating User-Controlled Variables
    This attack targets user controlled variables (DEBUG=1, PHP Globals, and So Forth). An attacker can override environment variables leveraging user-supplied, untrusted query variables directly used on the application server without any data sanitization. In extreme cases, the attacker can change variables controlling the business logic of the application. For instance, in languages like PHP, a number of poorly set default configurations may allow the user to override variables.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:10:34.427-04:00
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 The FoFiType1::parse function in fofi/FoFiType1.cc in Xpdf 3.0.0, gpdf 2.8.2, kpdf in kdegraphics 3.3.1, and possibly other libraries and versions, does not check the return value of the getNextLine function, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PDF file with a crafted Type 1 font that can produce a negative value, leading to a signed-to-unsigned integer conversion error and a buffer overflow.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10996
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title The FoFiType1::parse function in fofi/FoFiType1.cc in Xpdf 3.0.0, gpdf 2.8.2, kpdf in kdegraphics 3.3.1, and possibly other libraries and versions, does not check the return value of the getNextLine function, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PDF file with a crafted Type 1 font that can produce a negative value, leading to a signed-to-unsigned integer conversion error and a buffer overflow.
version 23
redhat via4
advisories
  • bugzilla
    id 541614
    title CVE-2009-4035 xpdf: buffer overflow in FoFiType1::parse
    oval
    AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304001
    • comment xpdf is earlier than 1:3.00-23.el4_8.1
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091680002
    • comment xpdf is signed with Red Hat master key
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070735003
    rhsa
    id RHSA-2009:1680
    released 2009-12-16
    severity Important
    title RHSA-2009:1680: xpdf security update (Important)
  • bugzilla
    id 541614
    title CVE-2009-4035 xpdf: buffer overflow in FoFiType1::parse
    oval
    AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304001
    • comment gpdf is earlier than 0:2.8.2-7.7.2.el4_8.6
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091681002
    • comment gpdf is signed with Red Hat master key
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070730003
    rhsa
    id RHSA-2009:1681
    released 2009-12-16
    severity Important
    title RHSA-2009:1681: gpdf security update (Important)
  • bugzilla
    id 541614
    title CVE-2009-4035 xpdf: buffer overflow in FoFiType1::parse
    oval
    AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment kdegraphics is earlier than 7:3.3.1-17.el4_8.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091682002
        • comment kdegraphics is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070729003
      • AND
        • comment kdegraphics-devel is earlier than 7:3.3.1-17.el4_8.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20091682004
        • comment kdegraphics-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070729005
    rhsa
    id RHSA-2009:1682
    released 2009-12-16
    severity Important
    title RHSA-2009:1682: kdegraphics security update (Important)
rpms
  • xpdf-1:3.00-23.el4_8.1
  • gpdf-0:2.8.2-7.7.2.el4_8.6
  • kdegraphics-7:3.3.1-17.el4_8.1
  • kdegraphics-devel-7:3.3.1-17.el4_8.1
refmap via4
bid 37350
confirm
misc http://cgit.freedesktop.org/poppler/poppler/tree/fofi/FoFiType1.cc?id=4b4fc5c017bf147c9069bbce32fc14467bd2a81a
sectrack 1023356
secunia
  • 37641
  • 37781
  • 37787
  • 37793
suse SUSE-SR:2010:003
vupen ADV-2009-3555
xf xpdf-fofitype1parse-bo(54831)
Last major update 19-09-2017 - 01:29
Published 21-12-2009 - 21:30
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