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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-0196

Heap-based buffer overflow in the big2_decode_symbol_dict function (jbig2_symbol_dict.c) in the JBIG2 decoding library (jbig2dec) in Ghostscript 8.64, and probably earlier versions, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PDF file with a JBIG2 symbol dictionary segment with a large run length value.
Publish Date : 2009-04-16 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P 2009-03-26 2009-04-08
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-0196 unix
ELSA-2009:0421: ghostscript security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22480 unix
Heap-based buffer overflow in the big2_decode_symbol_dict function (jbig2_symbol_dict.c) in the JBIG2 decoding library (... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10533 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-2009-0196

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 5.50 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 7.07 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.15.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.54 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.56 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.57 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.60 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.61 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.62 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.63 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.64 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ghostscript Ghostscript 14

- References For CVE-2009-0196
VUPEN ADV-2009-0983
VUPEN ADV-2009-1708
BUGTRAQ 20090409 Secunia Research: Ghostscript jbig2dec JBIG2 Processing Buffer Overflow
BUGTRAQ 20090417 rPSA-2009-0060-1 ghostscript
BID 34445 Ghostscript 'jbig2dec' JBIG2 Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2014-12-15
SECTRACK 1022029
GENTOO GLSA-201412-17
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:011
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:009

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-0196

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