CVE-2008-6679

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General

Score:5.0/10.0
Severity:Medium
Category:Buffer Error

Impact Metrics

Confidentiality:None
Integrity:None
Availability:Partial

Exploitability Metrics

Access Vector:Network
Access Complexity:Low
Authentication:None

Relative vulnerabilities

CVE-2007-6725, CVE-2009-0196, CVE-2009-0583, CVE-2009-0584, CVE-2009-0792

Published on 08/04/09 - Updated on 11/10/18

Description

Buffer overflow in the BaseFont writer module in Ghostscript 8.62, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (ps2pdf crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted Postscript file.

Category: Buffer Error

CWE-119 (Buffer Errors)
The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer.

Security Notices

US National Vulnerability DatabaseCVE-2008-6679
CentOS CESA-2009:0421
Redhat RHSA-2009:0421
Renater 2009/VULN271, 2009/VULN375

Exploits

No exploits available for this CVE in our database.

Relative technologies

VendorProduct
ghostscriptghostscript

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