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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-4897

Buffer overflow in gs/psi/iscan.c in Ghostscript 8.64 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted PDF document containing a long name.
Publish Date : 2010-07-22 Last Update Date : 2017-08-16
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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) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflowMemory corruption
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-4897 unix
DSA-2093-1 ghostscript -- several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12743 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-2009-4897

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Artifex Afpl Ghostscript 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Artifex Afpl Ghostscript 6.01 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Artifex Afpl Ghostscript 6.50 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Artifex Afpl Ghostscript 7.00 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Artifex Afpl Ghostscript 7.03 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Artifex Afpl Ghostscript 7.04 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Artifex Afpl Ghostscript 8.00 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Artifex Afpl Ghostscript 8.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Artifex Afpl Ghostscript 8.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Artifex Afpl Ghostscript 8.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Artifex Afpl Ghostscript 8.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Artifex Afpl Ghostscript 8.50 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Artifex Afpl Ghostscript 8.51 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Artifex Afpl Ghostscript 8.52 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Artifex Afpl Ghostscript 8.53 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Artifex Afpl Ghostscript 8.54 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Artifex Ghostscript Fonts 8.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Artifex Gpl Ghostscript 8.01 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Artifex Gpl Ghostscript 8.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Artifex Gpl Ghostscript 8.50 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Artifex Gpl Ghostscript 8.51 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Artifex Gpl Ghostscript 8.54 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Artifex Gpl Ghostscript 8.56 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Artifex Gpl Ghostscript 8.57 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Artifex Gpl Ghostscript 8.60 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Artifex Gpl Ghostscript 8.61 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Artifex Gpl Ghostscript 8.62 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Artifex Gpl Ghostscript 8.63 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Artifex Gpl Ghostscript 8.64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Artifex Gpl Ghostscript 8.70 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Artifex Gpl Ghostscript 8.71 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Artifex Afpl Ghostscript 16
Artifex Ghostscript Fonts 1
Artifex Gpl Ghostscript 14

- References For CVE-2009-4897 CONFIRM
XF ghostscript-iscan-bo(60380)
BID 41593 Ghostscript 'iscan.c' PDF Handling Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2014-12-15

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-4897

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