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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Ghostscript Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
Ghostscript Stack Overflow in zseticcspace() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Codes
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019511
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019511
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0411   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 28 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.61 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Ghostscript. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted ghostscript file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a stack overflow in the zseticcspace() function in 'zicc.c.' and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Chris Evans of Google Security Team reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://scary.beasts.org/security/CESA-2008-001.html

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available via SVN.
Vendor URL:  www.ghostscript.com/awki (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 28 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Ghostscript Stack Overflow in zseticcspace() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Codes
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.



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