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RHSA-2009:0345: ghostscript security update

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RHSA-2009:0345: ghostscript security update

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
03/23/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/12/2009
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Ghostscript is a set of software that provides a PostScript(TM)interpreter, a set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library, whichimplements the graphics capabilities in the PostScript language) andan interpreter for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Multiple integer overflow flaws which could lead to heap-based bufferoverflows, as well as multiple insufficient input validation flaws, werefound in Ghostscript's International Color Consortium Format library(icclib). Using specially-crafted ICC profiles, an attacker could create amalicious PostScript or PDF file with embedded images which could causeGhostscript to crash, or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when openedby the victim. (CVE-2009-0583, CVE-2009-0584)All users of ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,which contain a backported patch to correct these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-ghostscript
  • redhat-upgrade-ghostscript-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-ghostscript-gtk

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