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493379: CVE-2009-0196 ghostscript: Missing boundary check in Ghostscript's jbig2dec library

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2009-0196 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 5 (ghostscript) RHSA-2009:0421 2009-04-14


Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for responsibly reporting this flaw.
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