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, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2080-1, DTSA-198-1
NVD severityhigh (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
jbig2dec (PTS)wheezy0.11+20120125-1fixed
wheezy (security)0.13-4~deb7u2fixed
jessie (security), jessie0.13-4~deb8u2fixed
stretch0.13-4.1fixed
buster, sid0.13-5fixed

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.1-3.2lenny4highDSA-2080-1
ghostscriptsourcesqueeze8.64~dfsg-1+squeeze1highDTSA-198-1
gs-gplsource(unstable)(unfixed)medium561717
jbig2decsource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

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

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