VDB-102762 · CVE-2017-9776 · BID 99240

Poppler up to 0.55 pdftocairo JBIG2Stream.cc PDF Document integer overflow

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Poppler up to 0.55 (Document Reader Software). Affected is some unknown functionality of the file JBIG2Stream.cc of the component pdftocairo. The manipulation as part of a PDF Document leads to a integer overflow vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-190. The product performs a calculation that can produce an integer overflow or wraparound, when the logic assumes that the resulting value will always be larger than the original value. This can introduce other weaknesses when the calculation is used for resource management or execution control. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 06/21/2017. The weakness was disclosed 06/22/2017 by Alberto Garcia with Cisco (Website). The advisory is available at bugs.freedesktop.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2017-9776 since 06/21/2017. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

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 276781 (Fedora Security Update for poppler (FEDORA-2017-7eaec3353d)).

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). The entries 101944, 102021, 102761 and 102793 are pretty similar.






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Class: Integer overflow
CWE: CWE-190 / CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

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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-2017-9776 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 99240 - Poppler CVE-2017-9776 Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 06/23/2017 09:45 AM
Updated: 12/08/2022 07:24 PM
Changes: 06/23/2017 09:45 AM (79), 05/25/2020 06:54 PM (7), 12/08/2022 07:16 PM (4), 12/08/2022 07:24 PM (1)
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