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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2002-0838

Buffer overflow in (1) gv 3.5.8 and earlier, (2) gvv 1.0.2 and earlier, (3) ggv 1.99.90 and earlier, (4) gnome-gv, and (5) kghostview in kdegraphics 2.2.2 and earlier, allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed (a) PDF or (b) PostScript file, which is processed by an unsafe call to sscanf.
Publish Date : 2002-10-10 Last Update Date : 2016-10-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 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 User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat 2002-09-26
Redhat important 2002-10-04
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- Products Affected By CVE-2002-0838

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GGV GGV 1.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Ghostview Ghostview 1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Ghostview Ghostview 1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Ghostview Ghostview 1.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Ghostview Ghostview 1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GV GV 2.7b3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GV GV 2.7b4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GV GV 2.7b5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GV GV 2.7b1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GV GV 2.7b2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GV GV 2.7.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GV GV 2.9.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GV GV 3.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GV GV 3.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GV GV 3.1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application GV GV 3.1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application GV GV 3.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application GV GV 3.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application GV GV 3.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application GV GV 3.4.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application GV GV 3.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application GV GV 3.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application GV GV 3.5.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ghostview Ghostview 4
GV GV 18

- References For CVE-2002-0838
BID 5808 GV Malformed PDF/PS File Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-11
REDHAT RHSA-2002:212
REDHAT RHSA-2002:220
REDHAT RHSA-2002:207
CALDERA CSSA-2002-053.0
BUGTRAQ 20020926 iDEFENSE Security Advisory 09.26.2002: Exploitable Buffer Overflow in gv
XF gv-sscanf-function-bo(10201)
BUGTRAQ 20020926 Errata: iDEFENSE Security Advisory 09.26.2002: Exploitable Buffer Overflow in gv
BUGTRAQ 20021017 GLSA: ggv

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2002-0838

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