Upstream information

CVE-2008-6679 at MITRE


Buffer overflow in the BaseFont writer module in Ghostscript 8.62, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (ps2pdf crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted Postscript file.

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
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 492765 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11
  • ghostscript-fonts-other >= 8.62-32.25.1
  • ghostscript-fonts-rus >= 8.62-32.25.1
  • ghostscript-fonts-std >= 8.62-32.25.1
  • ghostscript-library >= 8.62-32.25.1
  • ghostscript-omni >= 8.62-32.25.1
  • ghostscript-x11 >= 8.62-32.25.1
  • libgimpprint >= 4.2.7-32.25.1

Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
Products past their end of life and not receiving proactive updates anymore.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 ghostscript-library Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 ghostscript-library Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 ghostscript-library Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 ghostscript-library Released

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Fri Jun 28 06:44:22 2013
CVE page last modified: Tue Jan 17 13:48:05 2023