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Vulnerability of Apache PDFBox: external XML entity injection

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can transmit malicious XML data to Apache PDFBox, in order to read a file, scan sites, or trigger a denial of service.
Vulnerable software: Fedora.
Severity of this announce: 2/4.
Creation date: 09/09/2019.
Références of this computer vulnerability: CVE-2019-0228, FEDORA-2019-6fa01d12b4, FEDORA-2019-9e91afa2be, VIGILANCE-VUL-30277.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can transmit malicious XML data to Apache PDFBox, in order to read a file, scan sites, or trigger a denial of service.
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This computer threat announce impacts software or systems such as Fedora.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer vulnerability is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this cybersecurity alert.

Solutions for this threat 

Fedora: new pdfbox packages.
New packages are available:
  Fedora 29: pdfbox 2.0.16-1.fc29
  Fedora 30: pdfbox 2.0.16-1.fc30
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