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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.60828
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu USN-599-1 (gs-gpl)
Summary:Ubuntu USN-599-1 (gs-gpl)
Description:
The remote host is missing an update to gs-gpl
announced via advisory USN-599-1.

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 7.10

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

Details follow:

Chris Evans discovered that Ghostscript contained a buffer overflow in
its color space handling code. If a user or automated system were
tricked into opening a crafted Postscript file, an attacker could cause
a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the
user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-0411)

Solution:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
gs-esp 8.15.2.dfsg.0ubuntu1-0ubuntu1.1
gs-gpl 8.15-4ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 6.10:
gs-esp 8.15.2.dfsg.0ubuntu1-0ubuntu4.1
gs-gpl 8.50-1.1ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 7.04:
gs-esp 8.15.4.dfsg.1-0ubuntu1.1
gs-gpl 8.54.dfsg.1-5ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 7.10:
libgs8 8.61.dfsg.1~
svn8187-0ubuntu3.4

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-599-1

Risk factor : High
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-0411
Bugtraq: 20080228 Ghostscript buffer overflow (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/488946/100/0/threaded
Bugtraq: 20080228 rPSA-2008-0082-1 espgs (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/488932/100/0/threaded
http://scary.beasts.org/security/CESA-2008-001.html
Debian Security Information: DSA-1510 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1510
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-March/msg00085.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200803-14.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:055
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0155.html
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2008&m=slackware-security.370633
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:010 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-02/msg00009.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-599-1
BugTraq ID: 28017
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28017
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9557
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0693/references
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019511
http://secunia.com/advisories/29101
http://secunia.com/advisories/29147
http://secunia.com/advisories/29169
http://secunia.com/advisories/29103
http://secunia.com/advisories/29112
http://secunia.com/advisories/29135
http://secunia.com/advisories/29196
http://secunia.com/advisories/29154
http://secunia.com/advisories/29314
http://secunia.com/advisories/29768
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