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Deserialization of Untrusted Data


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


mPDF version 7.1.7 and earlier contains a CWE-502: Deserialization of Untrusted Data vulnerability in getImage() method of Image/ImageProcessor class that can result in Arbitry code execution, file write, etc.. This attack appears to be exploitable via attacker must host crafted image on victim server and trigger generation of pdf file with content <img src="phar://path/to/crafted/image">. This vulnerability appears to have been fixed in 7.1.8.

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CWE-502 - Deserialization of Untrusted Data

Deserialization of untrusted data vulnerabilities enable an attacker to replace or manipulate a serialized object, replacing it with malicious data. When the object is deserialized at the victim's end the malicious data is able to compromise the victim’s system. The exploit can be devastating, its impact may range from privilege escalation, broken access control, or denial of service attacks to allowing unauthorized access to the application's internal code and logic which can compromise the entire system.

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