CVE-2015-3228

NameCVE-2015-3228
DescriptionInteger overflow in the gs_heap_alloc_bytes function in base/gsmalloc.c in Ghostscript 9.15 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted Postscript (ps) file, as demonstrated by using the ps2pdf command, which triggers an out-of-bounds read or write.
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)
ReferencesDLA-280-1, DSA-3326-1
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs793489

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
stretch (security), stretch9.26a~dfsg-0+deb9u6fixed
buster, buster (security)9.27~dfsg-2+deb10u3fixed
bullseye, sid9.50~dfsg-5fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
ghostscriptsource(unstable)9.15~dfsg-1793489
ghostscriptsourcejessie9.06~dfsg-2+deb8u1DSA-3326-1
ghostscriptsourcesqueeze8.71~dfsg2-9+squeeze2DLA-280-1
ghostscriptsourcewheezy9.05~dfsg-6.3+deb7u2DSA-3326-1

Notes

http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=696070
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=0c0b0859
File to reproduce segfault with ps2pdf: http://bugs.ghostscript.com/attachment.cgi?id=11776

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