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Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2018 11:00:28 +0200
From: Andreas Lehmkuehler <>
Subject: [UPDATE][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 and Jens Dietrich



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