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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-4405

Multiple integer underflows in the icmLut_allocate function in International Color Consortium (ICC) Format library (icclib), as used in Ghostscript 9.06 and Argyll Color Management System, allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted (1) PostScript or (2) PDF file with embedded images, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow. NOTE: this issue is also described as an array index error.
Publish Date : 2012-09-18 Last Update Date : 2017-08-28
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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 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 189

- 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 2012-09-04 2012-09-11
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012-1256 -- ghostscript security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27727 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012:1256: ghostscript security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23220 unix
DSA-2595-1 ghostscript - buffer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18147 unix
ELSA-2012:1256: ghostscript security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23613 unix
RHSA-2012:1256: ghostscript security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21604 unix
RHSA-2012:1256: ghostscript security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20121256 unix
USN-1581-1 -- ghostscript vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18204 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-2012-4405

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Argyllcms CMS - Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Color Icclib - Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Ghostscript Ghostscript 9.06 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Argyllcms CMS 1
Color Icclib 1
Ghostscript Ghostscript 1

- References For CVE-2012-4405
XF icclib-pdf-bo(78411) CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20120911 CVE-2012-4405 ghostscript, argyllcms: Array index error leading to heap-based bufer OOB write
SECTRACK 1027517
BID 55494 ICCLIB CVE-2012-4405 Out-of-Bounds Memory Write Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2014-12-15
GENTOO GLSA-201412-17
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1290
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1256
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1222
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1289

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-4405

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