Vulnerability identifier: #VU15176
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
Vendor: Apache Foundation
The vulnerability vulnerability allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a target system.
The vulnerability exists in the Apache PDFBox parser due to improper processing of PDF files when parsing the page tree. A remote attacker can trick the victim into opening a PDF file that submits malicious input to the targeted system, trigger an infinite loop condition, which could lead to an out-of-memory exception and result in a DoS condition.
The vulnerability has been fixed in the versions 1.8.16 and 2.0.12.
Vulnerable software versions
PDFBox: 1.8.0 - 2.0.11
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.