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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2015-3228: GPL Ghostscript: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2015-3228: GPL Ghostscript: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/11/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

Integer overflow in the gs_heap_alloc_bytes function in base/gsmalloc.c in Ghostscript 9.15 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted Postscript (ps) file, as demonstrated by using the ps2pdf command, which triggers an out-of-bounds read or write.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-app-text-ghostscript-gpl

References

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-app-text-ghostscript-gpl

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