Upstream information

CVE-2006-5864 at MITRE

Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in the ps_gettext function in ps.c for GNU gv 3.6.2, and possibly earlier versions, allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PostScript (PS) file with certain headers that contain long comments, as demonstrated using the (1) DocumentMedia, (2) DocumentPaperSizes, and possibly (3) PageMedia and (4) PaperSize headers. NOTE: this issue can be exploited through other products that use gv such as evince.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5.1
Vector AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 219454 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 225201 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
  • evince >= 2.28.2-0.2.68
  • evince-doc >= 2.28.2-0.2.68
  • evince-lang >= 2.28.2-0.2.68
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 GA evince
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • evince >= 2.28.2-0.7.2
  • evince-doc >= 2.28.2-0.7.2
  • evince-lang >= 2.28.2-0.7.2
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 GA evince
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
  • evince >= 2.28.2-0.7.2
  • evince-doc >= 2.28.2-0.7.2
  • evince-lang >= 2.28.2-0.7.2
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 GA evince
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • evince >= 2.28.2-0.7.2
  • evince-doc >= 2.28.2-0.7.2
  • evince-lang >= 2.28.2-0.7.2
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 GA evince
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP4
  • evince-devel >= 2.28.2-0.7.2
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP4 GA evince-devel
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
UnitedLinux 1.0
  • gv >= 3.5.8-1185
ul1.s390
slrs8.x86
core9.s390
sles10.s390x
sles10.x86
sles9-oes.x86
ZYPP Patch Nr: 2339
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Open Enterprise Server
  • gv >= 3.5.8-1129.10
ul1.s390
slrs8.x86
core9.s390
sles10.s390x
sles10.x86
sles9-oes.x86
ZYPP Patch Nr: 2339
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
UnitedLinux 1.0
  • gv >= 3.5.8-1179
Builds
ZYPP Patch Nr: 2267
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Open Enterprise Server
  • gv >= 3.5.8-1129.8
Builds
ZYPP Patch Nr: 2267
SUSE LINUX 10.0
  • gv >= 3.5.8-1141.4
SUSE LINUX 10.1
  • gv >= 3.5.8-1156.8
SUSE LINUX 9.3
  • gv >= 3.5.8-1136.6
SUSE LINUX 10.0
  • gv >= 3.5.8-1141.2
SUSE LINUX 10.1
  • gv >= 3.5.8-1156.5
SUSE LINUX 9.3
  • gv >= 3.5.8-1136.4
SUSE LINUX 10.0
  • evince >= 0.4.0-3.2
SUSE LINUX 10.1
  • evince >= 0.4.0-25.5