CVSS 3.1 Score 9.8 of 10 (high)


Published Feb 4, 2024
Updated: Mar 4, 2024
CWE ID 787
CWE ID 416


The vulnerability with CVE ID CVE-2020-36773 affects Artifex Ghostscript before version 9.53.0. It is categorized as a CyberVulnerability and has a risk score of 67. The vulnerability is an out-of-bounds write and use-after-free issue in devices/vector/gdevtxtw.c (for txtwrite) caused by a single character code in a PDF document mapping to multiple Unicode code points. The vulnerability has a base severity of CRITICAL and a base score of 9.8 according to NVD. It does not require any privileges or user interaction, and it can be exploited over the network. The impact includes high integrity and confidentiality impacts, with a potential availability impact as well. The affected products include fwnaNy, fwnaNz, eth6wE, fwnaN0, and fwnaN1. Remediation for this vulnerability involves updating to Artifex Ghostscript version 9.53.0 or later.

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