CVE-2016-7977 Detail

Current Description

Ghostscript before 9.21 might allow remote attackers to bypass the SAFER mode protection mechanism and consequently read arbitrary files via the use of the .libfile operator in a crafted postscript document.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=8abd22010eb4db0fb1b10e430d5f5d83e015ef70 Patch 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0013.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0014.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3691
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/09/29/28 Mailing List  Patch 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/05/15 Mailing List  Patch 
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujan2018-3236628.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/95334 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=697169 Issue Tracking  Patch 
https://ghostscript.com/doc/9.21/History9.htm Release Notes 
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201702-31

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-7977
NVD Published Date:
05/23/2017
NVD Last Modified:
01/18/2018
Source:
MITRE