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CVE-2009-4270 Detail

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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/21/2009

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/22/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of ghostscript as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=690829
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-08/msg00001.html
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 Exploit
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-961-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3597 Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=540760

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-4270
NVD Published Date:
12/21/2009
NVD Last Modified:
01/09/2015