CVSS 3.1 Score 2.9 of 10 (low)


Published Mar 26, 2024
Updated: Mar 27, 2024
CWE ID 787


CVE-2024-2971 is a vulnerability found in Xpdf 4.05 and earlier versions. This vulnerability is triggered by a negative object number in an indirect reference in the input PDF file, resulting in an out-of-bounds array write. The risk score for this vulnerability is 5, indicating a moderate level of risk. No privileges are required for exploitation, and there is no user interaction needed. The attack vector is local, meaning an attacker needs to have access to the targeted system. The base severity of this vulnerability is low, with a base score of 2.9. The potential danger it poses to organizations includes possible unauthorized access or manipulation of sensitive data stored within PDF files. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update their Xpdf software to a version that has addressed this issue or apply any patches provided by the vendor.

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