CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2008-12-22
Bugzilla: 493445: CVE-2008-6679 ghostscript: Buffer overflow in BaseFont writer module for pdfwrite device


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2008-6679 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (ghostscript) RHSA-2009:0421 April 14, 2009

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