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, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2080-1
Debian Bugs524803, 561717

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
ghostscript (PTS)buster9.27~dfsg-2+deb10u5fixed
buster (security)9.27~dfsg-2+deb10u9fixed
bullseye9.53.3~dfsg-7+deb11u6fixed
bullseye (security)9.53.3~dfsg-7+deb11u5fixed
bookworm, bookworm (security)10.0.0~dfsg-11+deb12u3fixed
trixie, sid10.02.1~dfsg-3fixed

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

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

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