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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-2055

Original release date: 07/22/2010
Last revised: 01/09/2015


Ghostscript 8.71 and earlier reads initialization files from the current working directory, which allows local users to execute arbitrary PostScript commands via a Trojan horse file, related to improper support for the -P- option to the gs program, as demonstrated using gs_init.ps, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-4820.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
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: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20100522 Ghostscript 8.64 executes random code at startup
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20100526 Re: Ghostscript 8.64 executes random code at startup
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-10642
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=691350
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-201412-17
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-10660
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1757
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://savannah.gnu.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=6368
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20100526 Re: Ghostscript 8.64 executes random code at startup
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20100526 Re: Ghostscript 8.64 executes random code at startup
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 66247
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=583316
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=583183
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=608071
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:0095
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=691339
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:014
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=599564
Type: Patch Information

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