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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1693

The CairoFont::create function in in Poppler, possibly before 0.8.0, as used in Xpdf, Evince, ePDFview, KWord, and other applications, does not properly handle embedded fonts in PDF files, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted font object, related to dereferencing a function pointer associated with the type of this font object.
Publish Date : 2008-04-18 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2008-04-07 2008-04-17
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-1693 unix
DSA-1548 xpdf -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7493 unix
DSA-1548-1 xpdf oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20341 unix
ELSA-2008:0239: poppler security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21829 unix
RHSA-2008:0238: kdegraphics security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080238 unix
RHSA-2008:0239: poppler security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080239 unix
RHSA-2008:0240: xpdf security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080240 unix
RHSA-2008:0262: gpdf security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080262 unix
The CairoFont::create function in in Poppler, possibly before 0.8.0, as used in Xpdf, Evince, ePDFvie... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11226 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2008-1693

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Poppler Poppler 0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Poppler Poppler 0.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Poppler Poppler 0.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Poppler Poppler 0.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Poppler Poppler 0.3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Poppler Poppler 0.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Poppler Poppler 0.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Poppler Poppler 0.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Poppler Poppler 0.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Poppler Poppler 0.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Poppler Poppler 0.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Poppler Poppler 0.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Poppler Poppler 0.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Poppler Poppler 0.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Poppler Poppler 0.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Poppler Poppler 0.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Poppler Poppler 0.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Poppler Poppler 0.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Poppler Poppler 0.5.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Poppler Poppler 0.5.91 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Poppler Poppler 0.6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Poppler Poppler 0.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Poppler Poppler 0.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Poppler Poppler 0.6.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Poppler Poppler 0.6.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Poppler Poppler 0.7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Poppler Poppler 0.7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Poppler Poppler 0.7.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Poppler Poppler 0.7.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Poppler Poppler 29

- References For CVE-2008-1693
VUPEN ADV-2008-1265
XF xpdf-pdf-code-execution(41884)
VUPEN ADV-2008-1266
BID 28830 Poppler and Xpdf PDF Rendering Library Embedded Font Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2008-09-17
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0240
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0262
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0238
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0239
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:013
SECTRACK 1019893
GENTOO GLSA-200804-18
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:011

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1693

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