Public Date:
1382305: CVE-2016-7979 ghostscript: Type confusion in .initialize_dsc_parser allows remote code execution
It was found that the ghostscript function .initialize_dsc_parser did not validate its parameter before using it, allowing a type confusion flaw. A specially crafted postscript document could cause a crash code execution in the context of the gs process.

Find out more about CVE-2016-7979 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 5.8
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Changed
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact Low

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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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