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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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/10/2006
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.1 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Provides user account access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red 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

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Quick Info

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