CVE-2009-0196

NameCVE-2009-0196
DescriptionHeap-based buffer overflow in the big2_decode_symbol_dict function (jbig2_symbol_dict.c) in the JBIG2 decoding library (jbig2dec) in Ghostscript 8.64, and probably earlier versions, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PDF file with a JBIG2 symbol dictionary segment with a large run length value.
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, DTSA-198-1
NVD severityhigh
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
stretch9.26a~dfsg-0+deb9u4fixed
stretch (security)9.26a~dfsg-0+deb9u6fixed
buster9.27~dfsg-2+deb10u1fixed
buster (security)9.27~dfsg-2+deb10u3fixed
bullseye9.27~dfsg-3.1fixed
sid9.50~dfsg-2fixed
jbig2dec (PTS)jessie (security), jessie0.13-4~deb8u2fixed
stretch0.13-4.1fixed
buster0.16-1fixed
bullseye, sid0.17-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
ghostscriptsource(unstable)8.64~dfsg-1.1medium524803
ghostscriptsourcelenny8.62.dfsg.1-3.2lenny4DSA-2080-1
ghostscriptsourcesqueeze8.64~dfsg-1+squeeze1DTSA-198-1
gs-gplsource(unstable)(unfixed)medium561717
jbig2decsource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- jbig2dec <not-affected> (already fixed in initial upload)

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