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Bug 617018 (CVE-2016-10220) - <app-text/ghostscript-gpl-9.21: NULL pointer dereference in the gs_makewordimagedevice function
Summary: <app-text/ghostscript-gpl-9.21: NULL pointer dereference in the gs_makewordim...
Alias: CVE-2016-10220
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [glsa cve]
Depends on: CVE-2017-8291
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Reported: 2017-04-29 17:08 UTC by Ian Zimmerman
Modified: 2017-10-08 20:33 UTC (History)
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Description Ian Zimmerman 2017-04-29 17:08:21 UTC
RH summary [1]:
The gs_makewordimagedevice function in base/gsdevmem.c in Artifex Software, Inc. Ghostscript allows attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted file that is mishandled in the PDF Transparency module.

Upstream patch [2]

Upstream ref [3]

Comment 1 Andreas K. Hüttel archtester gentoo-dev 2017-06-09 22:56:01 UTC
Version bump pushed.
Comment 2 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2017-08-21 01:16:30 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201708-06 at
by GLSA coordinator Thomas Deutschmann (whissi).
Comment 3 Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-08-21 01:19:40 UTC
Re-opening for remaining architecture.