ID CVE-2009-0196
Summary Heap-based buffer overflow in the big2_decode_symbol_dict function (jbig2_symbol_dict.c) in the JBIG2 decoding library (jbig2dec) in Ghostscript 8.64, and probably earlier versions, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PDF file with a JBIG2 symbol dictionary segment with a large run length value.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:0
    cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:0
  • cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:5.50
    cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:5.50
  • cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:7.07
    cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:7.07
  • cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.0.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.15
    cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.15
  • cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.15.2
    cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.15.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.54
    cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.54
  • cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.56
    cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.56
  • cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.57
    cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.57
  • cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.60
    cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.60
  • cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.61
    cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.61
  • cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.62
    cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.62
  • cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.63
    cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.63
  • cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.64
    cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.64
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 09-01-2015 - 14:22)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201412-17.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-17 (GPL Ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GPL Ghostscript. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PostScript file or PDF using GPL Ghostscript, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-11-11
    plugin id 79970
    published 2014-12-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=79970
    title GLSA-201412-17 : GPL Ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-2080.NASL
    description Several security issues have been discovered in Ghostscript, a GPL PostScript/PDF interpreter, which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code if a user processes a malformed PDF or Postscript file.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 48223
    published 2010-08-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=48223
    title Debian DSA-2080-1 : ghostscript - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE9_12417.NASL
    description Specially crafted file could cause a heap-overflow in JBIG2 decoder (CVE-2009-0196), an integer overflow in ICC library (CVE-2009-0792) or crash the CCITTFax decoder. (CVE-2007-6725)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 41300
    published 2009-09-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41300
    title SuSE9 Security Update : GhostScript (YOU Patch Number 12417)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_GHOSTSCRIPT-DEVEL-090407.NASL
    description With this update the ghostscript-libarary four vulnerabilities were fixed : - heap-overflow in JBIG2 decoder. (CVE-2009-0196) - integer overflow in ICC library. (CVE-2009-0792) - crash in CCITTFax decoder - buffer overflow in BaseFont writer module
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 41395
    published 2009-09-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41395
    title SuSE 11 Security Update : Ghostscript (SAT Patch Number 752)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2009-0421.NASL
    description Updated ghostscript packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Ghostscript is a set of software that provides a PostScript interpreter, a set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library, which implements the graphics capabilities in the PostScript language) and an interpreter for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. It was discovered that the Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0345 did not address all possible integer overflow flaws in Ghostscript's International Color Consortium Format library (icclib). Using specially crafted ICC profiles, an attacker could create a malicious PostScript or PDF file with embedded images that could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-0792) A buffer overflow flaw and multiple missing boundary checks were found in Ghostscript. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript or PDF file that could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2008-6679, CVE-2007-6725, CVE-2009-0196) Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for responsibly reporting the CVE-2009-0196 flaw. Users of ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 36160
    published 2009-04-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=36160
    title RHEL 5 : ghostscript (RHSA-2009:0421)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2009-3709.NASL
    description This update fixes several security flaws: CVE-2009-0792 (multiple integer overflows and missing upper-bounds checks in icclib), CVE-2009-0196 (missing boundary check in jbig2dec library), and CVE-2008-6679 (buffer overflow in pdfwrite device). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-08
    plugin id 37055
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=37055
    title Fedora 10 : ghostscript-8.63-6.fc10 (2009-3709)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20090414_GHOSTSCRIPT_ON_SL3_X.NASL
    description It was discovered that the Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0345 did not address all possible integer overflow flaws in Ghostscript's International Color Consortium Format library (icclib). Using specially crafted ICC profiles, an attacker could create a malicious PostScript or PDF file with embedded images that could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-0792) A buffer overflow flaw and multiple missing boundary checks were found in Ghostscript. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript or PDF file that could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2008-6679, CVE-2007-6725, CVE-2009-0196)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 60565
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60565
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : ghostscript on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2009-311.NASL
    description Multiple security vulnerabilities has been identified and fixed in ghostscript : A buffer underflow in Ghostscript's CCITTFax decoding filter allows remote attackers to cause denial of service and possibly to execute arbitrary by using a crafted PDF file (CVE-2007-6725). Buffer overflow in Ghostscript's BaseFont writer module allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Postscript file (CVE-2008-6679). Multiple interger overflows in Ghostsript's International Color Consortium Format Library (icclib) allows attackers to cause denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow and application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code by using either a PostScript or PDF file with crafte embedded images (CVE-2009-0583, CVE-2009-0584). Multiple interger overflows in Ghostsript's International Color Consortium Format Library (icclib) allows attackers to cause denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow and application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code by using either a PostScript or PDF file with crafte embedded images. Note: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2009-0583 (CVE-2009-0792). Heap-based overflow in Ghostscript's JBIG2 decoding library allows attackers to cause denial of service and possibly to execute arbitrary code by using a crafted PDF file (CVE-2009-0196). Multiple integer overflows in JasPer 1.900.1 might allow context-dependent attackers to have an unknown impact via a crafted image file, related to integer multiplication for memory allocation (CVE-2008-3520). Buffer overflow in the jas_stream_printf function in libjasper/base/jas_stream.c in JasPer 1.900.1 might allow context-dependent attackers to have an unknown impact via vectors related to the mif_hdr_put function and use of vsprintf (CVE-2008-3522). Previousely the ghostscript packages were statically built against a bundled and private copy of the jasper library. This update makes ghostscript link against the shared system jasper library which makes it easier to address presumptive future security issues in the jasper library. Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers This update provides fixes for that vulnerabilities.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 42997
    published 2009-12-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=42997
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ghostscript (MDVSA-2009:311)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2009-3710.NASL
    description This update fixes several security flaws: CVE-2009-0792 (multiple integer overflows and missing upper-bounds checks in icclib), CVE-2009-0196 (missing boundary check in jbig2dec library), and CVE-2008-6679 (buffer overflow in pdfwrite device). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-08
    plugin id 36166
    published 2009-04-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=36166
    title Fedora 9 : ghostscript-8.63-3.fc9 (2009-3710)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2009-0421.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0421 : Updated ghostscript packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Ghostscript is a set of software that provides a PostScript interpreter, a set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library, which implements the graphics capabilities in the PostScript language) and an interpreter for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. It was discovered that the Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0345 did not address all possible integer overflow flaws in Ghostscript's International Color Consortium Format library (icclib). Using specially crafted ICC profiles, an attacker could create a malicious PostScript or PDF file with embedded images that could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-0792) A buffer overflow flaw and multiple missing boundary checks were found in Ghostscript. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript or PDF file that could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2008-6679, CVE-2007-6725, CVE-2009-0196) Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for responsibly reporting the CVE-2009-0196 flaw. Users of ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67841
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67841
    title Oracle Linux 5 : ghostscript (ELSA-2009-0421)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_GHOSTSCRIPT-DEVEL-6246.NASL
    description Specially crafted file could cause a heap-overflow in JBIG2 decoder (CVE-2009-0196), an integer overflow in ICC library (CVE-2009-0792), a buffer overflow in BaseFont writer module (CVE-2008-6679) or crash the CCITTFax decoder (CVE-2007-6725).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 38807
    published 2009-05-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=38807
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : ghostscript-devel (ghostscript-devel-6246)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2009-0421.NASL
    description Updated ghostscript packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Ghostscript is a set of software that provides a PostScript interpreter, a set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library, which implements the graphics capabilities in the PostScript language) and an interpreter for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. It was discovered that the Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0345 did not address all possible integer overflow flaws in Ghostscript's International Color Consortium Format library (icclib). Using specially crafted ICC profiles, an attacker could create a malicious PostScript or PDF file with embedded images that could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-0792) A buffer overflow flaw and multiple missing boundary checks were found in Ghostscript. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript or PDF file that could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2008-6679, CVE-2007-6725, CVE-2009-0196) Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for responsibly reporting the CVE-2009-0196 flaw. Users of ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 43741
    published 2010-01-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=43741
    title CentOS 5 : ghostscript (CESA-2009:0421)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_GHOSTSCRIPT-DEVEL-090513.NASL
    description Specially crafted file could cause a heap-overflow in JBIG2 decoder (CVE-2009-0196), an integer overflow in ICC library (CVE-2009-0792), a buffer overflow in BaseFont writer module (CVE-2008-6679) or crash the CCITTFax decoder. (CVE-2007-6725) The previous security update introduced a regression that broke some printer drives. This new update fixes that issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 41396
    published 2009-09-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41396
    title SuSE 11 Security Update : GhostScript (SAT Patch Number 876)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_0_GHOSTSCRIPT-DEVEL-090513.NASL
    description Specially crafted file could cause a heap-overflow in JBIG2 decoder (CVE-2009-0196), an integer overflow in ICC library (CVE-2009-0792), a buffer overflow in BaseFont writer module (CVE-2008-6679) or crash the CCITTFax decoder (CVE-2007-6725).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 39968
    published 2009-07-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=39968
    title openSUSE Security Update : ghostscript-devel (ghostscript-devel-877)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_1_GHOSTSCRIPT-DEVEL-090514.NASL
    description Specially crafted file could cause a heap-overflow in JBIG2 decoder (CVE-2009-0196), an integer overflow in ICC library (CVE-2009-0792), a buffer overflow in BaseFont writer module (CVE-2008-6679) or crash the CCITTFax decoder (CVE-2007-6725).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 40220
    published 2009-07-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40220
    title openSUSE Security Update : ghostscript-devel (ghostscript-devel-877)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_GHOSTSCRIPT-FONTS-OTHER-6245.NASL
    description Specially crafted file could cause a heap-overflow in JBIG2 decoder (CVE-2009-0196), an integer overflow in ICC library (CVE-2009-0792), a buffer overflow in BaseFont writer module (CVE-2008-6679) or crash the CCITTFax decoder. (CVE-2007-6725)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 41513
    published 2009-09-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41513
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : GhostScript (ZYPP Patch Number 6245)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-757-1.NASL
    description It was discovered that Ghostscript contained a buffer underflow in its CCITTFax decoding filter. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2007-6725) It was discovered that Ghostscript contained a buffer overflow in the BaseFont writer module. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted Postscript file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-6679) It was discovered that Ghostscript contained additional integer overflows in its ICC color management library. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted Postscript or PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0792) Alin Rad Pop discovered that Ghostscript contained a buffer overflow in the jbig2dec library. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0196) USN-743-1 provided updated ghostscript and gs-gpl packages to fix two security vulnerabilities. This update corrects the same vulnerabilities in the gs-esp package. It was discovered that Ghostscript contained multiple integer overflows in its ICC color management library. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted Postscript file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0583) It was discovered that Ghostscript did not properly perform bounds checking in its ICC color management library. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted Postscript file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0584). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 37438
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=37438
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : ghostscript, gs-esp, gs-gpl vulnerabilities (USN-757-1)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2009-095.NASL
    description A buffer underflow in Ghostscript's CCITTFax decoding filter allows remote attackers to cause denial of service and possibly to execute arbitrary by using a crafted PDF file (CVE-2007-6725). Buffer overflow in Ghostscript's BaseFont writer module allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Postscript file (CVE-2008-6679). Multiple interger overflows in Ghostsript's International Color Consortium Format Library (icclib) allows attackers to cause denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow and application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code by using either a PostScript or PDF file with crafte embedded images (CVE-2009-0583, CVE-2009-0584). Multiple interger overflows in Ghostsript's International Color Consortium Format Library (icclib) allows attackers to cause denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow and application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code by using either a PostScript or PDF file with crafte embedded images. Note: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2009-0583 (CVE-2009-0792). Heap-based overflow in Ghostscript's JBIG2 decoding library allows attackers to cause denial of service and possibly to execute arbitrary code by using a crafted PDF file (CVE-2009-0196). This update provides fixes for that vulnerabilities. Update : gostscript packages from Mandriva Linux 2009.0 distribution are not affected by CVE-2007-6725.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 38164
    published 2009-04-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=38164
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ghostscript (MDVSA-2009:095)
  • NASL family Slackware Local Security Checks
    NASL id SLACKWARE_SSA_2009-181-01.NASL
    description New ghostscript packages are available for Slackware 12.1, 12.2, and -current to fix security issues.
    last seen 2018-09-01
    modified 2016-12-09
    plugin id 39567
    published 2009-06-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=39567
    title Slackware 12.1 / 12.2 / current : ghostscript (SSA:2009-181-01)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:06:29.790-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
  • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
description Heap-based buffer overflow in the big2_decode_symbol_dict function (jbig2_symbol_dict.c) in the JBIG2 decoding library (jbig2dec) in Ghostscript 8.64, and probably earlier versions, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PDF file with a JBIG2 symbol dictionary segment with a large run length value.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10533
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Heap-based buffer overflow in the big2_decode_symbol_dict function (jbig2_symbol_dict.c) in the JBIG2 decoding library (jbig2dec) in Ghostscript 8.64, and probably earlier versions, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PDF file with a JBIG2 symbol dictionary segment with a large run length value.
version 18
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2009:0421
rpms
  • ghostscript-0:8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7
  • ghostscript-devel-0:8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7
  • ghostscript-gtk-0:8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7
refmap via4
bid 34445
bugtraq
  • 20090409 Secunia Research: Ghostscript jbig2dec JBIG2 Processing Buffer Overflow
  • 20090417 rPSA-2009-0060-1 ghostscript
confirm http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0060
fedora
  • FEDORA-2009-3709
  • FEDORA-2009-3710
gentoo GLSA-201412-17
mandriva MDVSA-2009:095
misc
osvdb 53492
sectrack 1022029
secunia
  • 34292
  • 34667
  • 34729
  • 34732
  • 35416
  • 35559
  • 35569
sunalert 262288
suse
  • SUSE-SR:2009:009
  • SUSE-SR:2009:011
ubuntu USN-757-1
vupen
  • ADV-2009-0983
  • ADV-2009-1708
Last major update 06-01-2015 - 21:59
Published 16-04-2009 - 11:12
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