Public Date:
1380415: CVE-2016-7977 ghostscript: .libfile does not honor -dSAFER
It was found that ghostscript function .libfile did not honor the -dSAFER option, usually used when processing untrusted documents, leading to information disclosure. A specially crafted postscript document could, in the context of the gs process, retrieve file content on the target machine.

Find out more about CVE-2016-7977 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 6.2
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (ghostscript) RHSA-2017:0013 2017-01-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (ghostscript) RHSA-2017:0014 2017-01-04

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 2 ghostscript Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ghostscript Will not fix
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