VDB-107002 · CVE-2017-14686 · Qualys 176185

Artifex MuPDF 1.11 on Windows User Mode fitz/unzip.c Negative Number memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Artifex MuPDF 1.11 on Windows (Document Reader Software). This vulnerability affects an unknown function of the file fitz/unzip.c of the component User Mode. The manipulation as part of a Negative Number leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product 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. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Artifex MuPDF 1.11 allows attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service via a crafted .xps file, related to a "User Mode Write AV near NULL starting at wow64!Wow64NotifyDebugger+0x000000000000001d" on Windows. This occurs because read_zip_dir_imp in fitz/unzip.c does not check whether size fields in a ZIP entry are negative numbers.

The bug was discovered 09/22/2017. The weakness was disclosed 09/22/2017 (Website). The advisory is available at git.ghostscript.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2017-14686 since 09/22/2017. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 104134 (Debian DSA-4006-1 : mupdf - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 176185 (Debian Security Update for mupdf (DSA 4006-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (104134).







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Nessus ID: 104134
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-4006-1 : mupdf - security update
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OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 4006-1 (mupdf - security update)
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Patch: 0f0fbc07d9be31f5e83ec5328d7311fdfd8328b1


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Vendor: artifex.com

Advisory: git.ghostscript.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-14686 (🔍)


Created: 09/22/2017 03:16 PM
Updated: 12/30/2022 07:50 AM
Changes: 09/22/2017 03:16 PM (76), 11/18/2019 07:37 PM (3), 12/30/2022 07:50 AM (4)
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