Published: 08 December 2019

HTMLDOC 1.9.7 allows a stack-based buffer overflow in the hd_strlcpy() function in string.c (when called from render_contents in ps-pdf.cxx) via a crafted HTML document.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was dicovered that HTMLDOC has a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability. An attacker could use it create a crafted HTML document that provoke a Denial of Service.



CVSS 3 base score: 7.8


Package Release Status
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Not vulnerable
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (1.9.2-1ubuntu0.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (1.8.27-8ubuntu1.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist