Authentication Bypass Affecting org.apache.pdfbox:pdfbox Open this link in a new tab package, versions [,1.8.13) [2.0.0,2.0.2)

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  • published

    6 May 2016

  • disclosed

    6 May 2016

  • credit

    Joe Ye

Introduced: 6 May 2016

CWE-592 Open this link in a new tab


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.


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