Debian Security Advisory

DLA-505-1 libpdfbox-java -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
08 Jun 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-2175.
More information:

Apache PDFBox did not properly initialize the XML parsers, which allows context-dependent attackers to conduct XML External Entity (XXE) attacks via a crafted PDF. This may lead to the disclosure of confidential data, denial of service, server side request forgery, port scanning from the perspective of the machine where the parser is located, and other system impacts.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1:1.7.0+dfsg-4+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libpdfbox-java packages.

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