Public Date:
854227: CVE-2012-4405 ghostscript, argyllcms: Array index error leading to heap-based bufer OOB write

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple integer underflows in the icmLut_allocate function in International Color Consortium (ICC) Format library (icclib), as used in Ghostscript 9.06 and Argyll Color Management System, allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted (1) PostScript or (2) PDF file with embedded images, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow. NOTE: this issue is also described as an array index error.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4405 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 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (ghostscript) RHSA-2012:1256 2012-09-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (ghostscript) RHSA-2012:1256 2012-09-11


Red Hat would like to thank Marc Schönefeld for reporting this issue.