Debian Linux up to 9.2 integer coercion

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, has been found in Debian Linux up to 9.2 (Operating System). This issue affects some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a integer coercion vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-192. Integer coercion refers to a set of flaws pertaining to the type casting, extension, or truncation of primitive data types. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Multiple integer overflows in xpdf 3.0, and other packages that use xpdf code such as CUPS, allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code, a different set of vulnerabilities than those identified by CVE-2004-0888.

The weakness was shared 01/27/2005 by Chris Evans (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2004-0889. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 07/01/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 20614 (Ubuntu 4.10 : xpdf vulnerabilities (USN-2-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (17819), Tenable (20614), SecurityFocus (BID 11501†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-8369†).







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Class: Integer coercion
CWE: CWE-192 / CWE-189

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Nessus ID: 20614
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 4.10 : xpdf vulnerabilities (USN-2-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 52322
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: gpdf, cups-base
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09/22/2004 🔍
10/21/2004 +29 days 🔍
10/21/2004 +0 days 🔍
01/27/2005 +98 days 🔍
01/27/2005 +0 days 🔍
06/16/2005 +140 days 🔍
01/15/2006 +213 days 🔍
03/10/2015 +3341 days 🔍
07/01/2021 +2305 days 🔍



Researcher: Chris Evans
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2004-0889 (🔍)
X-Force: 17819
SecurityFocus: 11501 - Xpdf PDFTOPS Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities
Vulnerability Center: 8369 - Code Execution in Xpdf <= 3.0 via Integer Overflow, Critical


Created: 03/10/2015 03:27 PM
Updated: 07/01/2021 11:45 AM
Changes: 03/10/2015 03:27 PM (65), 04/13/2017 12:26 PM (3), 07/01/2021 11:38 AM (2), 07/01/2021 11:45 AM (1)
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