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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-4820

Original release date: 10/26/2014
Last revised: 11/01/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Untrusted search path vulnerability in Ghostscript 8.62 allows local users to execute arbitrary PostScript code via a Trojan horse Postscript library file in Encoding/ under the current working directory, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-2055.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.4 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:0095
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20120104 Re: CVE request: ghostscript: system initialization file uncontrolled search path element
External Source: BID
Name: 51847
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=691339
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=771853
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:0096
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20100522 Ghostscript 8.64 executes random code at startup
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=599564

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:ghostscript:ghostscript:8.62

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