CVE-2020-17538

NameCVE-2020-17538
DescriptionA buffer overflow vulnerability in GetNumSameData() in contrib/lips4/gdevlips.c of Artifex Software GhostScript v9.50 allows a remote attacker to cause a denial of service via a crafted PDF file. This is fixed in v9.51.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-2335-1, DSA-4748-1

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+deb11u4fixed
bullseye (security)9.53.3~dfsg-7+deb11u5fixed
bookworm, bookworm (security)10.0.0~dfsg-11+deb12u1fixed
sid, trixie10.02.0~dfsg-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
ghostscriptsourcestretch9.26a~dfsg-0+deb9u7DLA-2335-1
ghostscriptsourcebuster9.27~dfsg-2+deb10u4DSA-4748-1
ghostscriptsource(unstable)9.51~dfsg-1

Notes

https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=701792
https://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commit;h=9f39ed4a92578a020ae10459643e1fe72573d134 (9.51)
chunk #1, see also CVE-2020-16296

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