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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-5864

Stack-based buffer overflow in the ps_gettext function in ps.c for GNU gv 3.6.2, and possibly earlier versions, allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PostScript (PS) file with certain headers that contain long comments, as demonstrated using the (1) DocumentMedia, (2) DocumentPaperSizes, and possibly (3) PageMedia and (4) PaperSize headers. NOTE: this issue can be exploited through other products that use gv such as evince.
Publish Date : 2006-11-10 Last Update Date : 2010-09-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.1
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1. This issue did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 4. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=215593 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/ Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch. The risks associated with fixing this bug are greater than the low severity security risk. We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 which is in maintenance mode.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-5864 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20065864 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-5864

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU GV 3.5.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU GV 3.6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU GV 3.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU GV 3.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU GV 4

- References For CVE-2006-5864

http://milw0rm.com/exploits/2858
MILW0RM 2858
http://secunia.com/advisories/23306
SECUNIA 23306
http://secunia.com/advisories/23266
SECUNIA 23266
http://secunia.com/advisories/23183
SECUNIA 23183
http://secunia.com/advisories/23111
SECUNIA 23111
http://secunia.com/advisories/22932
SECUNIA 22932
http://secunia.com/advisories/23353
SECUNIA 23353
http://secunia.com/advisories/23335
SECUNIA 23335
http://secunia.com/advisories/23409
SECUNIA 23409
http://secunia.com/advisories/23579
SECUNIA 23579
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200703-24.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200703-24
http://secunia.com/advisories/24649
SECUNIA 24649
http://secunia.com/advisories/24787
SECUNIA 24787
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200704-06.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200704-06
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1243
DEBIAN DSA-1243
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/4747
VUPEN ADV-2006-4747
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:214
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:214
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:229
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:229
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_28_sr.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:028
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_29_sr.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:029
http://secunia.com/advisories/22787
SECUNIA 22787
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-850 CONFIRM
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/30555
XF evince-postscript-bo(30555)
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-390-3
UBUNTU USN-390-3
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-390-2
UBUNTU USN-390-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-390-1
UBUNTU USN-390-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/452868/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20061128 evince buffer overflow exploit (gv)
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1214
DEBIAN DSA-1214
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200611-20.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200611-20
http://secunia.com/advisories/23118
SECUNIA 23118
http://secunia.com/advisories/23018
SECUNIA 23018
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_26_sr.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:026
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/4424
VUPEN ADV-2006-4424
http://secunia.com/advisories/23006
SECUNIA 23006
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/451057/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20061109 GNU gv Stack Overflow Vulnerability
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/30153
XF gnu-gv-buffer-overflow(30153)
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20978
BID 20978 GNU GV Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2007-11-15
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/451422/100/200/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20061112 Re: GNU gv Stack Overflow Vulnerability
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/352825
CERT-VN VU#352825

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-5864

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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