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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201412-17 ] GPL Ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: GPL Ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201412-17)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: December 13, 2014
Bug(s): #264594, #300192, #332061, #437654
ID: 201412-17

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in GPL Ghostscript, the
worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.


Background

Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript language and for PDF.

Affected Packages

Package: app-text/ghostscript-gpl
Vulnerable: < 9.10-r2
Unaffected: >= 9.10-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GPL Ghostscript. Please
review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially
crafted PostScript file or PDF using GPL Ghostscript, possibly resulting
in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a
Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GPL Ghostscript users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
      ">=app-text/ghostscript-gpl-9.10-r2"
   


References

CVE-2009-0196
CVE-2009-0792
CVE-2009-3743
CVE-2009-4270
CVE-2009-4897
CVE-2010-1628
CVE-2010-2055
CVE-2010-4054
CVE-2012-4405
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