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CVE-2016-9601 Detail

Current Description

ghostscript before version 9.21 is vulnerable to a heap based buffer overflow that was found in the ghostscript jbig2_decode_gray_scale_image function which is used to decode halftone segments in a JBIG2 image. A document (PostScript or PDF) with an embedded, specially crafted, jbig2 image could trigger a segmentation fault in ghostscript.

Source:  MITRE
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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:N/I:N/A:H

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  Red Hat, Inc.
Base Score: 5.3 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=jbig2dec.git;a=commit;h=e698d5c11d27212aa1098bc5b1673a3378563092 Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/97095 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=697457 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2016-9601 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-24 Third Party Advisory
https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3817 Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer NIST  
CWE-122 Heap-based Buffer Overflow Red Hat, Inc.  
CWE-190 Integer Overflow or Wraparound Red Hat, Inc.  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (excluding)
9.21

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:artifex:jbig2dec:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
0.13
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-9601
NVD Published Date:
04/23/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2019