A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the GNU gv viewer application. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, or cause a denial-of-service condition.
From the GNU gv website:
GNU gv allows to view and navigate through PostScript and PDF documents on an X display by providing a user interface for the ghostscript interpreter.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute code with the privileges of the user running GNU gv.
This vulnerability was publicly reported by Renaud Lifchitz.
|Date First Published:||2006-11-28|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-12-01 20:42 UTC|