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 bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2080-1
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs524803, 561717

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
ghostscript (PTS)jessie9.06~dfsg-2+deb8u7fixed
jessie (security)9.26a~dfsg-0+deb8u6fixed
stretch (security), stretch9.26a~dfsg-0+deb9u6fixed
buster, buster (security)9.27~dfsg-2+deb10u3fixed
bullseye, sid9.50~dfsg-5fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
ghostscriptsource(unstable)8.64~dfsg-1medium524803
ghostscriptsourcelenny8.62.dfsg.1-3.2lenny4DSA-2080-1
gs-gplsource(unstable)(unfixed)medium561717

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