CVE-2006-5864

NameCVE-2006-5864
DescriptionStack-based buffer overflow in the ps_gettext function in ps.c for GNU gv 3.6.2, and possibly earlier versions, allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PostScript (PS) file with certain headers that contain long comments, as demonstrated using the (1) DocumentMedia, (2) DocumentPaperSizes, and possibly (3) PageMedia and (4) PaperSize headers. NOTE: this issue can be exploited through other products that use gv such as evince.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1214, DSA-1243-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote, user-initiated)
Debian Bugs398292, 400904, 400906, 402063
Debian/oldoldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
evince (PTS)squeeze, squeeze (security)2.30.3-2+squeeze1fixed
wheezy3.4.0-3.1fixed
jessie3.14.1-2fixed
stretch, sid3.16.1-1fixed
gv (PTS)squeeze1:3.7.1-1fixed
wheezy1:3.7.3-1fixed
stretch, sid, jessie1:3.7.4-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
evincesource(unstable)0.4.0-3medium400904, 400906, 402063
evincesourcesarge0.1.5-2sarge1mediumDSA-1243-1
gvsource(unstable)1:3.6.2-3medium398292
gvsourcesarge1:3.6.1-10sarge2mediumDSA-1214

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