CVE-2017-5951

NameCVE-2017-5951
DescriptionThe mem_get_bits_rectangle function in base/gdevmem.c in Artifex Software, Inc. Ghostscript 9.20 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-905-1, DSA-3838-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs859696

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
ghostscript (PTS)wheezy9.05~dfsg-6.3+deb7u2vulnerable
wheezy (security)9.05~dfsg-6.3+deb7u7fixed
jessie (security), jessie9.06~dfsg-2+deb8u6fixed
stretch (security), stretch9.20~dfsg-3.2+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid9.22~dfsg-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
ghostscriptsource(unstable)9.20~dfsg-3.1medium859696
ghostscriptsourcejessie9.06~dfsg-2+deb8u5mediumDSA-3838-1
ghostscriptsourcewheezy9.05~dfsg-6.3+deb7u5mediumDLA-905-1

Notes

https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=697548
Fixed by: http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=user/chrisl/ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=bfa6b2ecbe48edc69a7d9d22a12419aed25960b8

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