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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Ghostscript Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
Ghostscript Integer Overflow in ICC Library Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027517
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027517
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-4405   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 12 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.06
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Ghostscript. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PostScript or PDF file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an integer overflow in the International Color Consortium (ICC) Format library (icclib) and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Marc Schonefeld reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No upstream solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.ghostscript.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 12 2012 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Ghostscript Integer Overflow in ICC Library Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.



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