VDB-102761 · CVE-2017-9775 · BID 99241

Poppler up to 0.55 pdftocairo GfxState.cc PDF Document memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Poppler up to 0.55 (Document Reader Software). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown functionality of the file GfxState.cc of the component pdftocairo. The manipulation as part of a PDF Document leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 06/21/2017. The weakness was released 06/22/2017 by Alberto Garcia with Cisco (Website). The advisory is shared at bugs.freedesktop.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2017-9775 since 06/21/2017. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 101633 (Fedora 26 : poppler (2017-5112220e59)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 196844 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Poppler Vulnerabilities (USN-3350-1)).

Upgrading to version 0.56 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 4 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (101633). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 101872, 101944, 102021 and 102762.





  • open-source

CPE 2.3info

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 101633
Nessus Name: Fedora 26 : poppler (2017-5112220e59)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for mingw-poppler FEDORA-2017-bbb664e0a0
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Poppler 0.56


06/21/2017 🔍
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06/22/2017 +1 days 🔍
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06/23/2017 +1 days 🔍
07/16/2017 +23 days 🔍
07/17/2017 +1 days 🔍
12/08/2022 +1970 days 🔍


Advisory: FEDORA-2017-5112220e59
Researcher: Alberto Garcia
Organization: Cisco
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-9775 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 99241 - Poppler 'GfxState.cc' Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Created: 06/23/2017 09:45 AM
Updated: 12/08/2022 07:08 PM
Changes: 06/23/2017 09:45 AM (79), 05/25/2020 06:50 PM (7), 12/08/2022 07:01 PM (4), 12/08/2022 07:08 PM (1)
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