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Ghostscript 'iscan.c' PDF Handling Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

12 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

This host is installed with Ghostscript and is prone to buffer overflow vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw is due to improper bounds checking by 'iscan.c' when processing malicious 'PDF' files, which leads to open a specially-crafted PDF file.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Ghostscript version 8.64 and prior

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Ghostscript version 8.71 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)