Bug 1870242 (CVE-2020-16287) - CVE-2020-16287 ghostscript: buffer overflow in lprn_is_black() in contrib/lips4/gdevlprn.c could result in a DoS
Summary: CVE-2020-16287 ghostscript: buffer overflow in lprn_is_black() in contrib/lip...
Alias: CVE-2020-16287
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1870243 1872481 1872482
Blocks: 1870273
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Reported: 2020-08-19 15:20 UTC by Michael Kaplan
Modified: 2023-09-15 00:46 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: ghostscript 9.51
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Last Closed: 2021-05-18 20:35:34 UTC

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Description Michael Kaplan 2020-08-19 15:20:57 UTC
A buffer overflow vulnerability in lprn_is_black() in contrib/lips4/gdevlprn.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.



Comment 1 Michael Kaplan 2020-08-19 15:21:17 UTC
Created ghostscript tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1870243]

Comment 3 Todd Cullum 2020-08-25 21:17:24 UTC
Flaw summary:

In the routine lprn_is_black() of /contrib/lips4/gdevlprn.c, there is a potential incorrect calculation of offset in a for loop which can lead to an out-of-bounds read if a crafted PDF file is supplied to ghostscript by an attacker. See upstream patch: https://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=blobdiff;f=contrib/lips4/gdevlprn.c;h=7461e46e4618457153f6742ce7e0fca75ebfa22f;hp=df8f862e21202d4607e82e94b8751e7631cfac85;hb=450da26a76286a8342ec0864b3d113856709f8f6;hpb=93cb0c0adbd9bcfefd021d59c472388f67d3300d

Comment 4 Todd Cullum 2020-08-25 21:17:57 UTC

Mitigation for this issue is either not available or the currently available options do not meet the Red Hat Product Security criteria comprising ease of use and deployment, applicability to widespread installation base or stability.

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2021-05-18 15:37:05 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Via RHSA-2021:1852 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:1852

Comment 8 Product Security DevOps Team 2021-05-18 20:35:34 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


Comment 9 Red Hat Bugzilla 2023-09-15 00:46:36 UTC
The needinfo request[s] on this closed bug have been removed as they have been unresolved for 500 days

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