Ghostscript icc.c buffer overflow

ghostscript-icc-bo (50381) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Ghostscript is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by multiple integer overflows in icc.c within the International Color Consortium Format Library (icclib). By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted device file for a translation request that operates on a crafted image file and targets a certain "native color space," related to an ICC profile in a PostScript or PDF file with embedded images, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

Note: This vulnerability also affects Argyll Color Management System (CMS).

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Ghostscript, Ghostview and GSview Web page: Ghostscript, Ghostview and GSview.
  • Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 491853: CVE-2009-0792 ghostscript, argyllcms: Incomplete fix for CVE-2009-0583.
  • ASA-2009-155: ghostscript security update (RHSA-2009-0420)
  • CVE-2009-0792: Multiple integer overflows in icc.c in the International Color Consortium (ICC) Format library (aka icclib), as used in Ghostscript 8.64 and earlier and Argyll Color Management System (CMS) 1.0.3 and earlier, allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code by using a device file for a translation request that operates on a crafted image file and targets a certain native color space
  • DSA-2080: ghostscript -- several vulnerabilities
  • MDVSA-2009:095: ghostscript
  • MDVSA-2009:096: printer-drivers
  • MDVSA-2009:096-1: printer-drivers
  • MDVSA-2009:311: ghostscript
  • RHSA-2009-0420: Moderate: ghostscript security update
  • RHSA-2009-0421: Moderate: ghostscript security update
  • SA34373: Argyll Color Management System icclib Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA35559: Sun Solaris 9 Ghostscript Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA35569: Sun Solaris Ghostscript Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SUSE-SR:2009:009: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • SUSE-SR:2009:011: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • USN-757-1: Ghostscript vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • ArgyllCMS ArgyllCMS 0.1.0
  • ArgyllCMS ArgyllCMS 0.2.0
  • ArgyllCMS ArgyllCMS 0.2.1
  • ArgyllCMS ArgyllCMS 0.2.2
  • ArgyllCMS ArgyllCMS 0.3.0
  • ArgyllCMS ArgyllCMS 0.6.0
  • ArgyllCMS ArgyllCMS 0.7.0 Beta8
  • ArgyllCMS ArgyllCMS 1.0.2
  • ArgyllCMS ArgyllCMS 1.0.3
  • ArgyllCMS AIX BSD Compaq Tru64 UNIX Digital UNIX / DG-UX / OSF-1 HP-UX IRIX ArgyllCMS 1.0.0
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 5.0
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 5.5.0
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 5.50
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 7.05
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 7.07
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.0.1
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.15
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.15.2
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.54
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.56
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.57
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.60
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.61
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.62
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.63
  • Ghostscript Ghostscript 8.64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.3.z EUS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Long Life 5.3
  • RedHat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z ES

Reported:

Apr 17, 2009

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