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CVE-2009-4270 Detail

Current 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
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: N/A
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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

Weakness Enumeration

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

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.64
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 cpe:/a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.70
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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