CVE-2009-4897

NameCVE-2009-4897
DescriptionBuffer overflow in gs/psi/iscan.c in Ghostscript 8.64 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted PDF document containing a long name.
SourceCVE (at NVD; LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2093-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
ghostscript (PTS)wheezy (security), wheezy9.05~dfsg-6.3+deb7u2fixed
jessie (security), jessie9.06~dfsg-2+deb8u1fixed
stretch, sid9.19~dfsg-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
ghostscriptsource(unstable)8.70~dfsg-1high
ghostscriptsourcelenny8.62.dfsg.1-3.2lenny5highDSA-2093-1

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