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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Ghostscript Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
Ghostscript Buffer Overflow in pprintg1() in Processing Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040729
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-10194   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 20 2018
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): possibly 9.18 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Ghostscript. A remote user may be able to 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 an input validation flaw in pdf_set_text_matrix() in 'gdevpdts.c' and buffer overflow in the pprintg1() function and cause the target application to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code. The code will run with the privileges of the target application.

Vitor Silva reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will cause the target application to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (9.23).

A source code fix is also available at:;a=commit;h=39b1e54b2968620723bf32e96764c88797714879

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

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