Artifex Ghostscript 9.50 contrib/gdevbjca.c FloydSteinbergDitheringC PDF File out-of-bounds write

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Artifex Ghostscript 9.50 (Document Processing Software). Affected is the function FloydSteinbergDitheringC of the file contrib/gdevbjca.c. The manipulation as part of a PDF File leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-787. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

A buffer overflow vulnerability in FloydSteinbergDitheringC() in contrib/gdevbjca.c of Artifex Software GhostScript v9.50 allows a remote attacker to cause a denial of service via a crafted PDF file. This is fixed in v9.51.

The weakness was disclosed 08/13/2020. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2020-16297 since 08/03/2020. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/13/2020).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The entries 159766, 159765, 159764 and 159763 are pretty similar.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.4

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-787
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Vendor: https://artifex.com/

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CVE: CVE-2020-16297 (🔍)
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Created: 08/13/2020 01:02 PM
Updated: 08/13/2020 01:07 PM
Changes: (18) software_type vulnerability_cwe vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_pr vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ui vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_s vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_c vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_i vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_a source_cve_assigned source_cve_nvd_summary
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