Vulnerability CVE-2016-7979


Published: 2017-05-23   Modified: 2017-06-30

Description:
Ghostscript before 9.21 might allow remote attackers to bypass the SAFER mode protection mechanism and consequently execute arbitrary code by leveraging type confusion in .initialize_dsc_parser.

Vendor: Artifex
Product: Ghostscript 
Version: 9.20;

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

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.5/10
6.4/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial

 References:
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;h=875a0095f37626a721c7ff57d606a0f95af03913
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/05/15
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/95337
https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=697190
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201702-31

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