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Bug 617020 (CVE-2017-5951) - <app-text/ghostscript-gpl-9.21: NULL pointer dereference in the mem_get_bits_rectangle function
Summary: <app-text/ghostscript-gpl-9.21: NULL pointer dereference in the mem_get_bits_...
Alias: CVE-2017-5951
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 17:11 UTC by Ian Zimmerman
Modified: 2017-10-08 20:33 UTC (History)
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Description Ian Zimmerman 2017-04-29 17:11:21 UTC
RH summary [1]:
The mem_get_bits_rectangle function in base/gdevmem.c in Artifex Software, Inc. Ghostscript allows attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted file.

Upstream patch [2]

Upstream ref [3]

Comment 1 Andreas K. Hüttel archtester gentoo-dev 2017-06-09 22:54:14 UTC
Patched in our 9.21
Comment 2 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2017-08-21 01:16:39 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 01:19:48 UTC
Re-opening for remaining architecture.