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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-6679

Buffer overflow in the BaseFont writer module in Ghostscript 8.62, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (ps2pdf crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted Postscript file.
Publish Date : 2009-04-08 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.0
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2009-01-20 2008-12-22
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Buffer overflow in the BaseFont writer module in Ghostscript 8.62, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10019 unix
CVE-2008-6679 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20086679 unix
ELSA-2009:0421: ghostscript security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22480 unix
RHSA-2009:0421 -- ghostscript security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29276 unix
RHSA-2009:0421: ghostscript security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090421 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-2008-6679

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.62 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ghostscript Ghostscript 1

- References For CVE-2008-6679

http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-757-1
UBUNTU USN-757-1
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-06/msg00003.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:011
http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=690211 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/34667
SECUNIA 34667
http://secunia.com/advisories/35416
SECUNIA 35416
http://secunia.com/advisories/34732
SECUNIA 34732
http://secunia.com/advisories/34729
SECUNIA 34729
http://secunia.com/advisories/35559
SECUNIA 35559
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-262288-1
SUNALERT 262288
http://secunia.com/advisories/35569
SECUNIA 35569
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/04/01/10
MLIST [oss-security] 20090401 CVE request -- ghostscript
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0060 CONFIRM
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:095
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:095
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0421.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0421
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/502757/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20090417 rPSA-2009-0060-1 ghostscript
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1708
VUPEN ADV-2009-1708
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-April/msg00460.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2009-3709
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=493445 CONFIRM
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-April/msg00461.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2009-3710

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-6679

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


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