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CESA-2003:182: ghostscript security update

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CESA-2003:182: ghostscript security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
06/16/2003
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

A ghostscript package fixing a command execution vulnerability is now available.

GNU Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript language, and is often used when printing to printers that do not have their own built-in PostScript interpreter. A flaw has been discovered in the way Ghostscript validates some PostScript commands. This flaw allows an attacker to force commands to be executed by a print spooler by submitting a malicious print job. Note that using the -dSAFER option is not sufficient to prevent command execution. Users of Ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which are not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-ghostscript

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