org.apache.pdfbox:pdfbox@1.8.4 vulnerabilities

The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF documents.

Direct Vulnerabilities

Known vulnerabilities in the org.apache.pdfbox:pdfbox package. This does not include vulnerabilities belonging to this package’s dependencies.

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Vulnerability Vulnerable Version
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Denial of Service (DoS)

org.apache.pdfbox:pdfbox is an open source Java tool for working with PDF documents.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. A carefully crafted PDF file can trigger an extremely long running computation when parsing the page tree.

How to fix Denial of Service (DoS)?

Upgrade org.apache.pdfbox:pdfbox to version 2.0.12, 1.8.16 or higher.

[1.8.0,1.8.15) [2.0.0,2.0.12)
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XML External Entity (XXE) Injection

[org.apache.pdfbox:pdfbox ]( %22) Apache PDFBox XML External Entity (XXE) attack Apache PDFBox before 1.8.12 and 2.x before 2.0.1 does not properly initialize the XML parsers, which allows context-dependent attackers to conduct XML External Entity (XXE) attacks via a crafted PDF.

[1.8.0,1.8.12) [2.0.0,2.0.1)
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Authentication Bypass

org.apache.pdfbox:pdfbox Affected versions of the package are vulnerable to Authentication Bypass. The ReadOnly permissions are not called in the StandardSecurityHandler, allowing all users to edit the PDF file although the are not the owners.

How to fix Authentication Bypass?

Upgrade org.apache.pdfbox:pdfbox to versions 1.8.13 ,2.0.2 or higher.

(,1.8.13) [2.0.0,2.0.2)