CVE-2009-4270

HIGH
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Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in the errprintf function in base/gsmisc.c in ghostscript 8.64 through 8.70 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF file, as originally reported for debug logging code in gdevcups.c in the CUPS output driver.

References

http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=690829

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-08/msg00001.html

http://osvdb.org/61140

http://secunia.com/advisories/37851

http://secunia.com/advisories/40580

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201412-17.xml

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:134

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:135

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/12/18/1

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/12/18/2

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/37410

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-961-1

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3597

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=540760

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2009-12-21

Updated: 2015-01-09

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

View all (8 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
79970GLSA-201412-17 : GPL Ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
50909SuSE 11 / 11.1 Security Update : ghostscript (SAT Patch Numbers 2708 / 2709)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
48236openSUSE Security Update : ghostscript-devel (openSUSE-SU-2010:0425-2)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
48233openSUSE Security Update : ghostscript-devel (openSUSE-SU-2010:0425-2)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
48223Debian DSA-2080-1 : ghostscript - several vulnerabilitiesNessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical
48193Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ghostscript (MDVSA-2010:134)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
high
47815openSUSE Security Update : ghostscript-devel (openSUSE-SU-2010:0425-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
47734Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : ghostscript vulnerabilities (USN-961-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high