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Security Bulletin: Apache PDFBox as used by IBM QRadar Incident Forensics is vulnerable to denial of service (CVE-2021-27807, CVE-2021-27906)

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Summary

Apache PDFBox as used by IBM QRadar Incident Forensics is vulnerable to denial of service.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-27807
DESCRIPTION:   Apache PDFBox is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an infinite loop flaw. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted .PDF file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198451 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-27906
DESCRIPTION:   Apache PDFBox is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an OutOfMemory-Exception flaw. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted .PDF file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/198452 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM QRadar Incident Forensics 7.3.0 to 7.3.3 Patch 8

IBM QRadar Incident Forensics 7.4.0 to 7.4.3 GA



Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

21 Jul 2021: Initial Publication

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
23 July 2021

UID

ibm16474845