Bug 493442 (CVE-2007-6725)

Summary: CVE-2007-6725 ghostscript: DoS (crash) in CCITTFax decoding filter
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: bressers, twaugh
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OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: reported=20070219,public=20070219,source=fedora,impact=moderate
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Last Closed: 2010-07-13 10:26:13 EDT Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 229174, 450715, 491854, 491855, 491856, 491857, 491858, 492346, 492348    
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2009-04-01 14:58:58 EDT
A denial of service flaw was found in Ghostscript's CCITTFax decoding filter.
An attacker could create a specially-crafted PDF file which could cause Ghostscript to crash, or, potentially execute arbitrary code, when opened
by the victim.
Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-04-01 15:02:02 EDT
Created attachment 337622 [details]
PoC proving presence of the flaw
Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-04-01 15:05:11 EDT
This issue affects all versions of the ghostscript package, as shipped
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.
Comment 7 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-04-09 04:56:39 EDT
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2007-6725 to
the following vulnerability:

The CCITTFax decoding filter in Ghostscript 8.60, 8.61, and possibly
other versions, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
(crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF file
that triggers a buffer underflow in the cf_decode_2d function.
Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2009-04-14 13:54:09 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2009:0421 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0421.html