Bug 493442 (CVE-2007-6725) - CVE-2007-6725 ghostscript: DoS (crash) in CCITTFax decoding filter
Summary: CVE-2007-6725 ghostscript: DoS (crash) in CCITTFax decoding filter
Alias: CVE-2007-6725
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 229174 450715 491854 491855 491856 491857 491858 492346 492348
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Reported: 2009-04-01 18:58 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-07-13 14:26:13 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
PoC proving presence of the flaw (40.69 KB, application/x-pdf)
2009-04-01 19:02 UTC, Jan Lieskovsky
no flags Details

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2009:0420 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: ghostscript security update 2009-04-14 17:47:31 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2009:0421 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: ghostscript security update 2009-04-14 17:54:02 UTC

Description Jan Lieskovsky 2009-04-01 18:58:58 UTC
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 19:02:02 UTC
Created attachment 337622 [details]
PoC proving presence of the flaw

Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-04-01 19:05:11 UTC
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 08:56:39 UTC
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 17:54:09 UTC
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

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