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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-4270

Stack-based buffer overflow in the errprintf function in base/gsmisc.c in ghostscript 8.64 through 8.70 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF file, as originally reported for debug logging code in gdevcups.c in the CUPS output driver.
Publish Date : 2009-12-21 Last Update Date : 2015-01-09
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
9.3
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) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of ghostscript as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-4270 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20094270 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-2009-4270

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.70 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ghostscript Ghostscript 2

- References For CVE-2009-4270

http://secunia.com/advisories/37851
SECUNIA 37851
http://osvdb.org/61140
OSVDB 61140
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-08/msg00001.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:014
http://secunia.com/advisories/40580
SECUNIA 40580
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201412-17.xml
GENTOO GLSA-201412-17
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:134
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:134
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/37410
BID 37410 Ghostscript 'errprintf()' Function PDF Handling Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2014-12-15
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/12/18/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20091218 Re: possible vulnerability in ghostscript >= 8.64
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/12/18/1
MLIST [oss-security] 20091217 possible vulnerability in ghostscript >= 8.64
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3597
VUPEN ADV-2009-3597
http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=690829 CONFIRM
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:135
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:135
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-961-1
UBUNTU USN-961-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=540760 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-4270

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


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