Denial of service in Ghostscript

Published: 2022-09-20
Risk Medium
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-2085
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor Artifex Software, Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) NULL pointer dereference

EUVDB-ID: #VU67507

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-2085

CWE-ID: CWE-476 - NULL Pointer Dereference

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a NULL pointer dereference error when processing PDF files. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted PDF file and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.


Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

Ghostscript: 9.00 - 9.55.0

CPE2.3 External links;h=ae1061d948d88667bdf51d47d918c4684d0f67df

Q & A

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