Vulnerability CVE-2016-7977


Published: 2017-05-23   Modified: 2017-11-03

Description:
Ghostscript before 9.21 might allow remote attackers to bypass the SAFER mode protection mechanism and consequently read arbitrary files via the use of the .libfile operator in a crafted postscript document.

Vendor: Artifex
Product: Ghostscript 
Version: 9.20;

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
4.3/10
2.9/10
8.6/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
None
None

 References:
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=8abd22010eb4db0fb1b10e430d5f5d83e015ef70
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3691
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/09/29/28
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/05/15
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/95334
https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=697169
https://ghostscript.com/doc/9.21/History9.htm
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201702-31

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