CVSS 3.1 Score 5.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Aug 1, 2023
Updated: Mar 8, 2024
CWE ID 125
CWE ID 120


CVE-2023-38559 is a buffer overflow vulnerability found in ghostscript's base/gdevdevn.c:1973 in devn_pcx_write_rle(). This vulnerability affects multiple products, including Zk4KDm, Zk4KDn, Zk4KDl, Zk4KDs, and more. An attacker with local access can exploit this flaw by outputting a crafted PDF file for a DEVN device using gs, leading to a denial of service. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of MEDIUM and a base score of 5.5 according to NVD. The exploitability score is 1.8, and the impact score is 3.6. The attack vector is local, and user interaction is required. The vulnerability does not have any integrity or confidentiality impact but has high availability impact. Remediation measures have not been specified in the provided information.


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