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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Ghostscript Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
Ghostscript Use-after-Free Memory Errors Let Remote Users Cause the Target Application to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037899
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037899
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-6196   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 24 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Ghostscript. A remote user can cause the target application to crash.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PostScript document that, when processed by the target application, will trigger a use-after-free memory error in the gx_image_enum_begin() function in 'base/gxipixel.c' and cause the target application to crash.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;h=ecceafe3abba2714ef9b432035fe0739d9b1a283

Vendor URL:  ghostscript.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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