Preface: We are all familiar with the .doc and .pdf formats. Because this is our choice in the business world.
Synopsis: Apache PDFBox is an open source pure-Java library that can be used to create, render, print, split, merge, alter, verify and extract text and meta-data of PDF files.
Vulnerability details: A vulnerability in Apache PDFBox could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct an XML External Entity (XXE) attack on a targeted system. Apache PDFBox 2.0.14 does not properly initialize the XML parser, which allows context-dependent attackers to conduct XML External Entity (XXE) attacks via a
Remedy: Apache has released software updates at the following link: https://pdfbox.apache.org/download.cgi