ID CVE-2010-4054
Summary The gs_type2_interpret function in Ghostscript allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (incorrect pointer dereference and application crash) via crafted font data in a compressed data stream, aka bug 691043.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Artifex AFPL Ghostscript 7.04
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:7.04
  • Artifex AFPL Ghostscript 7.03
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:7.03
  • Artifex AFPL Ghostscript 7.00
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:7.00
  • Artifex AFPL Ghostscript 6.50
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:6.50
  • Artifex AFPL Ghostscript 6.01
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:6.01
  • Artifex AFPL Ghostscript 6.0
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:6.0
  • Artifex GPL Ghostscript 8.70
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript:8.70
  • Artifex GPL Ghostscript 8.64
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript:8.64
  • Artifex AFPL Ghostscript 8.52
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:8.52
  • Artifex AFPL Ghostscript 8.51
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:8.51
  • Artifex AFPL Ghostscript 8.50
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:8.50
  • Artifex AFPL Ghostscript 8.14
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:8.14
  • Artifex AFPL Ghostscript 8.13
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:8.13
  • Artifex AFPL Ghostscript 8.12
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:8.12
  • Artifex AFPL Ghostscript 8.11
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:8.11
  • Artifex AFPL Ghostscript 8.00
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:8.00
  • Artifex GPL Ghostscript 8.15
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript:8.15
  • Artifex GPL Ghostscript 8.50
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript:8.50
  • Artifex Ghostscript Fonts 8.11
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:ghostscript_fonts:8.11
  • Artifex GPL Ghostscript 8.01
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript:8.01
  • Artifex Ghostscript Fonts 6.0
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:ghostscript_fonts:6.0
  • Artifex GPL Ghostscript 8.62
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript:8.62
  • Artifex GPL Ghostscript 8.63
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript:8.63
  • Artifex GPL Ghostscript 8.60
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript:8.60
  • Artifex GPL Ghostscript 8.61
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript:8.61
  • Artifex GPL Ghostscript 8.56
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript:8.56
  • Artifex GPL Ghostscript 8.57
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript:8.57
  • Artifex GPL Ghostscript 8.51
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript:8.51
  • Artifex GPL Ghostscript 8.54
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript:8.54
  • Artifex Gpl Ghostscript 8.71
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript:8.71
  • Artifex AFPL Ghostscript 8.53
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:8.53
  • Artifex AFPL Ghostscript 8.54
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:8.54
  • cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:9.0
    cpe:2.3:a:artifex:afpl_ghostscript:9.0
CVSS
Base: 4.3 (as of 09-01-2015 - 13:32)
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
NONE NONE PARTIAL
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 SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_GHOSTSCRIPT-FONTS-OTHER-8063.NASL
    description This update of ghostscript fixes two security issues : - Off-by-one error in the TrueType bytecode interpreter in Ghostscript in SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 and 11 products allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) via a malformed TrueType font in a document. (CVE-2009-3743) - The gs_type2_interpret function in Ghostscript allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (incorrect pointer dereference and application crash) via crafted font data in a compressed data stream. (CVE-2010-4054)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2012-05-17
    plugin id 58791
    published 2012-04-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=58791
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : ghostscript (ZYPP Patch Number 8063)
  • NASL family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ALA_ALAS-2012-42.NASL
    description An integer overflow flaw was found in Ghostscript's TrueType bytecode interpreter. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript or PDF file that, when interpreted, could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-3743) It was found that Ghostscript always tried to read Ghostscript system initialization files from the current working directory before checking other directories, even if a search path that did not contain the current working directory was specified with the '-I' option, or the '-P-' option was used (to prevent the current working directory being searched first). If a user ran Ghostscript in an attacker-controlled directory containing a system initialization file, it could cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary PostScript code. (CVE-2010-2055) Ghostscript included the current working directory in its library search path by default. If a user ran Ghostscript without the '-P-' option in an attacker-controlled directory containing a specially crafted PostScript library file, it could cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary PostScript code. With this update, Ghostscript no longer searches the current working directory for library files by default. (CVE-2010-4820) Note: The fix for CVE-2010-4820 could possibly break existing configurations. To use the previous, vulnerable behavior, run Ghostscript with the '-P' option (to always search the current working directory first). A flaw was found in the way Ghostscript interpreted PostScript Type 1 and PostScript Type 2 font files. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript Type 1 or PostScript Type 2 font file that, when interpreted, could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-4054)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-04-18
    plugin id 69649
    published 2013-09-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=69649
    title Amazon Linux AMI : ghostscript (ALAS-2012-42)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20120202_GHOSTSCRIPT_ON_SL5_X.NASL
    description 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. An integer overflow flaw was found in Ghostscript's TrueType bytecode interpreter. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript or PDF file that, when interpreted, could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-3743) It was found that Ghostscript always tried to read Ghostscript system initialization files from the current working directory before checking other directories, even if a search path that did not contain the current working directory was specified with the '-I' option, or the '-P-' option was used (to prevent the current working directory being searched first). If a user ran Ghostscript in an attacker-controlled directory containing a system initialization file, it could cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary PostScript code. (CVE-2010-2055) Ghostscript included the current working directory in its library search path by default. If a user ran Ghostscript without the '-P-' option in an attacker-controlled directory containing a specially crafted PostScript library file, it could cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary PostScript code. With this update, Ghostscript no longer searches the current working directory for library files by default. (CVE-2010-4820) Note: The fix for CVE-2010-4820 could possibly break existing configurations. To use the previous, vulnerable behavior, run Ghostscript with the '-P' option (to always search the current working directory first). A flaw was found in the way Ghostscript interpreted PostScript Type 1 and PostScript Type 2 font files. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript Type 1 or PostScript Type 2 font file that, when interpreted, could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-4054) 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 2018-12-31
    plugin id 61236
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=61236
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : ghostscript on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2012-0096.NASL
    description Updated ghostscript packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. 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. Ghostscript included the current working directory in its library search path by default. If a user ran Ghostscript without the '-P-' option in an attacker-controlled directory containing a specially crafted PostScript library file, it could cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary PostScript code. With this update, Ghostscript no longer searches the current working directory for library files by default. (CVE-2010-4820) Note: The fix for CVE-2010-4820 could possibly break existing configurations. To use the previous, vulnerable behavior, run Ghostscript with the '-P' option (to always search the current working directory first). A flaw was found in the way Ghostscript interpreted PostScript Type 1 and PostScript Type 2 font files. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript Type 1 or PostScript Type 2 font file that, when interpreted, could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-4054) 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 57810
    published 2012-02-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=57810
    title CentOS 4 : ghostscript (CESA-2012:0096)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2012-0096.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:0096 : Updated ghostscript packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. 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. Ghostscript included the current working directory in its library search path by default. If a user ran Ghostscript without the '-P-' option in an attacker-controlled directory containing a specially crafted PostScript library file, it could cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary PostScript code. With this update, Ghostscript no longer searches the current working directory for library files by default. (CVE-2010-4820) Note: The fix for CVE-2010-4820 could possibly break existing configurations. To use the previous, vulnerable behavior, run Ghostscript with the '-P' option (to always search the current working directory first). A flaw was found in the way Ghostscript interpreted PostScript Type 1 and PostScript Type 2 font files. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript Type 1 or PostScript Type 2 font file that, when interpreted, could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-4054) 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 2019-01-02
    plugin id 68451
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=68451
    title Oracle Linux 4 : ghostscript (ELSA-2012-0096)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2012-0095.NASL
    description Updated ghostscript packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. 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. An integer overflow flaw was found in Ghostscript's TrueType bytecode interpreter. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript or PDF file that, when interpreted, could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-3743) It was found that Ghostscript always tried to read Ghostscript system initialization files from the current working directory before checking other directories, even if a search path that did not contain the current working directory was specified with the '-I' option, or the '-P-' option was used (to prevent the current working directory being searched first). If a user ran Ghostscript in an attacker-controlled directory containing a system initialization file, it could cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary PostScript code. (CVE-2010-2055) Ghostscript included the current working directory in its library search path by default. If a user ran Ghostscript without the '-P-' option in an attacker-controlled directory containing a specially crafted PostScript library file, it could cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary PostScript code. With this update, Ghostscript no longer searches the current working directory for library files by default. (CVE-2010-4820) Note: The fix for CVE-2010-4820 could possibly break existing configurations. To use the previous, vulnerable behavior, run Ghostscript with the '-P' option (to always search the current working directory first). A flaw was found in the way Ghostscript interpreted PostScript Type 1 and PostScript Type 2 font files. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript Type 1 or PostScript Type 2 font file that, when interpreted, could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-4054) 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 57809
    published 2012-02-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=57809
    title CentOS 5 / 6 : ghostscript (CESA-2012:0095)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2012-0095.NASL
    description Updated ghostscript packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. 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. An integer overflow flaw was found in Ghostscript's TrueType bytecode interpreter. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript or PDF file that, when interpreted, could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-3743) It was found that Ghostscript always tried to read Ghostscript system initialization files from the current working directory before checking other directories, even if a search path that did not contain the current working directory was specified with the '-I' option, or the '-P-' option was used (to prevent the current working directory being searched first). If a user ran Ghostscript in an attacker-controlled directory containing a system initialization file, it could cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary PostScript code. (CVE-2010-2055) Ghostscript included the current working directory in its library search path by default. If a user ran Ghostscript without the '-P-' option in an attacker-controlled directory containing a specially crafted PostScript library file, it could cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary PostScript code. With this update, Ghostscript no longer searches the current working directory for library files by default. (CVE-2010-4820) Note: The fix for CVE-2010-4820 could possibly break existing configurations. To use the previous, vulnerable behavior, run Ghostscript with the '-P' option (to always search the current working directory first). A flaw was found in the way Ghostscript interpreted PostScript Type 1 and PostScript Type 2 font files. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript Type 1 or PostScript Type 2 font file that, when interpreted, could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-4054) 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 2018-11-26
    plugin id 57822
    published 2012-02-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=57822
    title RHEL 5 / 6 : ghostscript (RHSA-2012:0095)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2012-0095.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:0095 : Updated ghostscript packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. 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. An integer overflow flaw was found in Ghostscript's TrueType bytecode interpreter. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript or PDF file that, when interpreted, could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-3743) It was found that Ghostscript always tried to read Ghostscript system initialization files from the current working directory before checking other directories, even if a search path that did not contain the current working directory was specified with the '-I' option, or the '-P-' option was used (to prevent the current working directory being searched first). If a user ran Ghostscript in an attacker-controlled directory containing a system initialization file, it could cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary PostScript code. (CVE-2010-2055) Ghostscript included the current working directory in its library search path by default. If a user ran Ghostscript without the '-P-' option in an attacker-controlled directory containing a specially crafted PostScript library file, it could cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary PostScript code. With this update, Ghostscript no longer searches the current working directory for library files by default. (CVE-2010-4820) Note: The fix for CVE-2010-4820 could possibly break existing configurations. To use the previous, vulnerable behavior, run Ghostscript with the '-P' option (to always search the current working directory first). A flaw was found in the way Ghostscript interpreted PostScript Type 1 and PostScript Type 2 font files. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript Type 1 or PostScript Type 2 font file that, when interpreted, could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-4054) 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 2015-12-01
    plugin id 68450
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=68450
    title Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : ghostscript (ELSA-2012-0095)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-1317-1.NASL
    description It was discovered that Ghostscript did not correctly handle memory allocation when parsing certain malformed JPEG-2000 images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted image, an attacker could cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2008-3520) It was discovered that Ghostscript did not correctly handle certain formatting operations when parsing JPEG-2000 images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted image, an attacker could cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2008-3522) It was discovered that Ghostscript incorrectly handled certain malformed TrueType fonts. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a document containing a specially crafted font, an attacker could cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. (CVE-2009-3743) It was discovered that Ghostscript incorrectly handled certain malformed Type 2 fonts. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a document containing a specially crafted font, an attacker could cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-4054) Jonathan Foote discovered that Ghostscript incorrectly handled certain malformed JPEG-2000 image files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted JPEG-2000 image file, an attacker could cause Ghostscript to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2011-4516, CVE-2011-4517). 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 2018-12-01
    plugin id 57436
    published 2012-01-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=57436
    title Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : ghostscript vulnerabilities (USN-1317-1)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2012-0096.NASL
    description Updated ghostscript packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. 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. Ghostscript included the current working directory in its library search path by default. If a user ran Ghostscript without the '-P-' option in an attacker-controlled directory containing a specially crafted PostScript library file, it could cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary PostScript code. With this update, Ghostscript no longer searches the current working directory for library files by default. (CVE-2010-4820) Note: The fix for CVE-2010-4820 could possibly break existing configurations. To use the previous, vulnerable behavior, run Ghostscript with the '-P' option (to always search the current working directory first). A flaw was found in the way Ghostscript interpreted PostScript Type 1 and PostScript Type 2 font files. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript Type 1 or PostScript Type 2 font file that, when interpreted, could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-4054) 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 2018-11-26
    plugin id 57823
    published 2012-02-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=57823
    title RHEL 4 : ghostscript (RHSA-2012:0096)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20120202_GHOSTSCRIPT_ON_SL4_X.NASL
    description 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. Ghostscript included the current working directory in its library search path by default. If a user ran Ghostscript without the '-P-' option in an attacker-controlled directory containing a specially crafted PostScript library file, it could cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary PostScript code. With this update, Ghostscript no longer searches the current working directory for library files by default. (CVE-2010-4820) Note: The fix for CVE-2010-4820 could possibly break existing configurations. To use the previous, vulnerable behavior, run Ghostscript with the '-P' option (to always search the current working directory first). A flaw was found in the way Ghostscript interpreted PostScript Type 1 and PostScript Type 2 font files. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript Type 1 or PostScript Type 2 font file that, when interpreted, could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-4054) 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 2018-12-31
    plugin id 61235
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=61235
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : ghostscript on SL4.x i386/x86_64
redhat via4
advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2012:0095
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2012:0096
rpms
  • ghostscript-0:8.70-6.el5_7.6
  • ghostscript-devel-0:8.70-6.el5_7.6
  • ghostscript-gtk-0:8.70-6.el5_7.6
  • ghostscript-0:8.70-11.el6_2.6
  • ghostscript-devel-0:8.70-11.el6_2.6
  • ghostscript-doc-0:8.70-11.el6_2.6
  • ghostscript-gtk-0:8.70-11.el6_2.6
  • ghostscript-0:7.07-33.13.el4
  • ghostscript-devel-0:7.07-33.13.el4
  • ghostscript-gtk-0:7.07-33.13.el4
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gentoo GLSA-201412-17
mlist [gs-cvs] 20100106 [gs-commits] rev 10590 - trunk/gs/base
Last major update 09-01-2015 - 18:44
Published 23-10-2010 - 16:39
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