CVE-2009-4270

NameCVE-2009-4270
DescriptionStack-based buffer overflow in the errprintf function in base/gsmisc.c in ghostscript 8.64 through 8.70 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF file, as originally reported for debug logging code in gdevcups.c in the CUPS output driver.
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 Bugs562643

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)8.70~dfsg-2.1medium562643

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