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Vulnerability of Xpdf: buffer overflow via DCTStream-decodeImage

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can trigger a buffer overflow via DCTStream::decodeImage() of Xpdf, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
Severity of this alert: 3/4.
Creation date: 28/10/2019.
Références of this alert: CVE-2019-13281, FEDORA-2019-01da705767, FEDORA-2019-a457286734, VIGILANCE-VUL-30725.

Description of the vulnerability

An attacker can trigger a buffer overflow via DCTStream::decodeImage() of Xpdf, ...
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This cybersecurity alert impacts software or systems such as Fedora.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this weakness is important.

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An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this security weakness.

Solutions for this threat

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