ID CVE-2017-2820
Summary An exploitable integer overflow vulnerability exists in the JPEG 2000 image parsing functionality of Poppler 0.53.0. A specially crafted PDF file can lead to an integer overflow causing out of bounds memory overwrite on the heap resulting in potential arbitrary code execution. To trigger this vulnerability, a victim must open the malicious PDF in an application using this library.
Vulnerable Configurations
  • freedesktop Poppler 0.53.0
Base: 6.8
  • Forced Integer Overflow
    This attack forces an integer variable to go out of range. The integer variable is often used as an offset such as size of memory allocation or similarly. The attacker would typically control the value of such variable and try to get it out of range. For instance the integer in question is incremented past the maximum possible value, it may wrap to become a very small, or negative number, therefore providing a very incorrect value which can lead to unexpected behavior. At worst the attacker can execute arbitrary code.
refmap via4
bid 99497
Last major update 12-07-2017 - 13:29
Published 12-07-2017 - 13:29
Last modified 17-07-2017 - 11:28
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