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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
Description Last Modified:  04/27/2018
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 1.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): Required
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


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

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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

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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:
05/25/2018