CVE-2006-5864 Detail

Current Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in the ps_gettext function in ps.c for GNU gv 3.6.2, and possibly earlier versions, allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PostScript (PS) file with certain headers that contain long comments, as demonstrated using the (1) DocumentMedia, (2) DocumentPaperSizes, and possibly (3) PageMedia and (4) PaperSize headers. NOTE: this issue can be exploited through other products that use gv such as evince.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed Hat (09/07/2007)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1. This issue did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 4. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=215593 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/ Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch. The risks associated with fixing this bug are greater than the low severity security risk. We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 which is in maintenance mode.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200611-20.xml
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200703-24.xml
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200704-06.xml
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1214
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1243
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/352825 US Government Resource 
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:214
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:229
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_26_sr.html
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_28_sr.html
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_29_sr.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/451057/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/451422/100/200/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/452868/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20978 Exploit 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-390-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-390-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-390-3
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4424 Vendor Advisory 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4747 Vendor Advisory 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/30153
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/30555
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-850
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/2858

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5864
NVD Published Date:
11/10/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/17/2018
Source:
MITRE