Critical

CVE-2009-0196 - Buffer Errors vulnerability in Ghostscript

Publication: 2009-04-16
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.

Classification
CWE-119: Buffer Errors

Risk level (CVSS 9.3)

Critical

9.3

Access Vector

  • Network
  • Adjacent Network
  • Local

Access Complexity

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High

Authentication

  • None
  • Single
  • Multiple

Confident. Impact

  • Complete
  • Partial
  • None

Integrity Impact

  • Complete
  • Partial
  • None

Affected Products

  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 0
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 5.50
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 7.07
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.0.1
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.15
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.15.2
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.54
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.56
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.57
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.60
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.61
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.62
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.63
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.64