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Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2018 16:10:49 +0200
From: Andreas Lehmkuehler <>
Subject: [CVE-2018-11797] DoS vulnerability in Apache PDFBox parser

[CVE-2018-11797] DoS vulnerability in Apache PDFBox parser

Severity: Important

The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected:
Apache PDFBox <= 1.8.15
Apache PDFBox <= 2.0.11
Earlier, unsupported Apache PDFBox versions may be affected as well

A carefully crafted PDF file can trigger an extremely long
running computation when parsing the page tree.

Upgrade to Apache PDFBox 1.8.16 respectively 2.0.12

This issue was discovered by Shawn Rasheed



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