Upstream information

CVE-2018-11797 at MITRE


In Apache PDFBox 1.8.0 to 1.8.15 and 2.0.0RC1 to 2.0.11, a carefully crafted PDF file can trigger an extremely long running computation when parsing the page tree.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.3
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 5.5 7.5
Access Vector Local Network
Access Complexity Low Low
Privileges Required None None
User Interaction Required None
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact None None
Integrity Impact None None
Availability Impact High High
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1111009 [IN_PROGRESS]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15
  • apache-pdfbox >= 1.8.12-5.6.3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP3
  • apache-pdfbox >= 1.8.12-3.5.4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP4
  • apache-pdfbox >= 1.8.12-3.5.4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP4 GA apache-pdfbox
openSUSE Leap 15.0
  • apache-pdfbox >= 1.8.12-lp150.4.6.1
  • apache-pdfbox-javadoc >= 1.8.12-lp150.4.6.1
openSUSE Leap 42.3
  • apache-pdfbox >= 1.8.12-4.3.1
  • apache-pdfbox-javadoc >= 1.8.12-4.3.1

Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 GA apache-pdfbox Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP3 apache-pdfbox Released