CVE-2008-6679

NameCVE-2008-6679
DescriptionBuffer overflow in the BaseFont writer module in Ghostscript 8.62, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (ps2pdf crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted Postscript file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2080-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs524803, 561717

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
ghostscript (PTS)wheezy9.05~dfsg-6.3+deb7u2fixed
wheezy (security)9.05~dfsg-6.3+deb7u7fixed
jessie9.06~dfsg-2+deb8u5fixed
jessie (security)9.06~dfsg-2+deb8u6fixed
stretch (security), stretch9.20~dfsg-3.2+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid9.22~dfsg-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
ghostscriptsource(unstable)8.64~dfsg-1medium524803
ghostscriptsourcelenny8.62.dfsg.1-3.2lenny4mediumDSA-2080-1
gs-gplsource(unstable)(unfixed)medium561717

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