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xpdf -- makeFileKey2() buffer overflow vulnerability


An iDEFENSE Security Advisory reports:

Remote exploitation of a buffer overflow vulnerability in the xpdf PDF viewer included in multiple Unix and Linux distributions could allow for arbitrary code execution as the user viewing a PDF file.

The vulnerability specifically exists due to insufficient bounds checking while processing a PDF file that provides malicious values in the /Encrypt /Length tag. The offending code can be found in the Decrypt::makeFileKey2 function in the source file xpdf/



portaudit: xpdf -- makeFileKey2() buffer overflow vulnerability

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Oliver Eikemeier <>