Artifex Ghostscript 9.50 gdevmjc.c mj_color_correct PDF File buffer overflow

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A vulnerability has been found in Artifex Ghostscript 9.50 (Document Processing Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is the function mj_color_correct of the file contrib/japanese/gdevmjc.c. The manipulation as part of a PDF File leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-120. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

A buffer overflow vulnerability in mj_color_correct() in contrib/japanese/gdevmjc.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 presented 08/13/2020. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2020-16298 since 08/03/2020. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The pricing for an exploit might be around 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.

See 159767, 159766, 159765 and 159764 for similar entries.

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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-120
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Vendor: https://artifex.com/

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CVE: CVE-2020-16298 (🔍)
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Created: 08/13/2020 01:02 PM
Updated: 08/13/2020 01:07 PM
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