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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0196

Original release date: 04/16/2009
Last revised: 01/06/2015


Heap-based buffer overflow in the big2_decode_symbol_dict function (jbig2_symbol_dict.c) in the JBIG2 decoding library (jbig2dec) in Ghostscript 8.64, and probably earlier versions, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PDF file with a JBIG2 symbol dictionary segment with a large run length value.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
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: SECTRACK
Name: 1022029
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-201412-17
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-3710
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-757-1
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:009
External Source: BID
Name: 34445
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=337747
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10533
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:011
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-3709
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1708
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0060
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 262288
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090409 Secunia Research: Ghostscript jbig2dec JBIG2 Processing Buffer Overflow
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:095
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090417 rPSA-2009-0060-1 ghostscript
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0983
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0421

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10533
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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