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627902: CVE-2009-3743 ghostscript: TrueType bytecode intepreter integer overflow or wraparound

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Off-by-one error in the Ins_MINDEX function in the TrueType bytecode interpreter in Ghostscript before 8.71 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) via a malformed TrueType font in a document that trigger an integer overflow and a heap-based buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2009-3743 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (ghostscript) RHSA-2012:0095 2012-02-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (ghostscript) RHSA-2012:0095 2012-02-02

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ghostscript Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 ghostscript Not affected