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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-0434

Various PDF viewers including (1) Adobe Acrobat 5.06 and (2) Xpdf 1.01 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in an embedded hyperlink.
Publish Date : 2003-07-24 Last Update Date : 2017-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2003-06-13
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Code Execution Vulnerability in XPDF PDF Viewer oval:org.mitre.oval:def:664 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2003-0434

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Adobe Acrobat 5.0.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 9.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 9.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 * Workstation * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 * Advanced Server * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 * Enterprise Server * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Redhat Linux 7.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Redhat Linux 7.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Redhat Linux 7.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Redhat Linux 8.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Redhat Linux 9.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Redhat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 * Itanium * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Xpdf Xpdf 1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Adobe Acrobat 1
Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 2
Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux 3
Redhat Linux 5
Redhat Linux Advanced Workstation 1
Xpdf Xpdf 1

- References For CVE-2003-0434
CERT-VN VU#200132
FULLDISC 20030613 -10Day CERT Advisory on PDF Files
REDHAT RHSA-2003:197
REDHAT RHSA-2003:196
BUGTRAQ 20030709 xpdf vulnerability - CAN-2003-0434
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:664

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-0434

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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