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.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
|Date First Published:||2006-11-28|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-12-01 20:42 UTC|