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Ghostscript Parser Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities (Windows)

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 Wont Fix

Created

Created

12 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

This host is installed with Ghostscript and is prone to Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

These flaws are due to, - Boundary error in the 'parser()' which allows the attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PostScript file. - Buffer overflow and memory corruption errors when processing a recursive procedure invocations, which could be exploited to crash an affected application or execute arbitrary code.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Ghostscript version 8.70 and 8.64 on Windows.

Solution

Solution

No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)