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Heap-based Buffer Overflow


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in podofo in versions prior to 0.10.1. Affected is the function "readXRefStreamEntry" of the file "PdfXRefStreamParserObject.cpp". The manipulation leads to heap-based buffer overflow. An attack has to be approached locally. The exploit has been disclosed to the public and may be used.

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  • HIGH
  • NONE
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  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

A heap overflow condition is a buffer overflow, where the buffer that can be overwritten is allocated in the heap portion of memory, generally meaning that the buffer was allocated using a routine such as malloc().

Advisory Timeline

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