VDB-107292 · CVE-2017-14926 · Qualys 196931

Poppler 0.59.0 Annot.cc Content null pointer dereference

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Poppler 0.59.0 (Document Reader Software). Affected is the function AnnotRichMedia::Content::Content of the file Annot.cc. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a null pointer dereference vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-476. A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit. This is going to have an impact on availability. CVE summarizes:

In Poppler 0.59.0, a NULL Pointer Dereference exists in AnnotRichMedia::Content::Content in Annot.cc via a crafted PDF document.

The bug was discovered 09/08/2017. The weakness was disclosed 09/30/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at bugs.freedesktop.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2017-14926 since 09/29/2017. 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. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 21 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 104153 (Fedora 25 : mingw-poppler (2017-6127ddb036)), 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 196931 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Poppler Vulnerabilities (USN-3440-1)).

Upgrading 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 (104153).






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Class: Null pointer dereference
CWE: CWE-476 / CWE-404

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Nessus ID: 104153
Nessus Name: Fedora 25 : mingw-poppler (2017-6127ddb036)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for mingw-poppler FEDORA-2017-a0ffdf1fbd
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09/08/2017 🔍
09/29/2017 +21 days 🔍
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Advisory: FEDORA-2017-6127ddb036
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CVE: CVE-2017-14926 (🔍)


Created: 09/30/2017 11:33 AM
Updated: 12/30/2022 12:16 PM
Changes: 09/30/2017 11:33 AM (73), 05/26/2020 06:59 AM (4), 12/30/2022 12:08 PM (4), 12/30/2022 12:16 PM (1)
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