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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Ghostscript Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
Ghostscript Buffer Overflow in pdf_base_font_alloc() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021968
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021968
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 3 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 8.64
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Ghostscript. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when processed by the target application, will trigger a buffer overflow in the pdf_base_font_alloc() function and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target application.

The vulnerability resides in 'gdevpdtb.c'.

Wolfgang Hamann reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when processed by the target application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (8.64).
Vendor URL:  ghostscript.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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