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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870541
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for ghostscript RHSA-2012:0096-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'ghostscript'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'ghostscript'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
Ghostscript is a set of software that provides a PostScript interpreter, a
set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library, which implements the graphics
capabilities in the PostScript language) and an interpreter for Portable
Document Format (PDF) files.

Ghostscript included the current working directory in its library search
path by default. If a user ran Ghostscript without the option in an
attacker-controlled directory containing a specially-crafted PostScript
library file, it could cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary PostScript
code. With this update, Ghostscript no longer searches the current working
directory for library files by default. (CVE-2010-4820)

Note: The fix for CVE-2010-4820 could possibly break existing
configurations. To use the previous, vulnerable behavior, run Ghostscript
with the '-P' option (to always search the current working directory
first).

A flaw was found in the way Ghostscript interpreted PostScript Type 1 and
PostScript Type 2 font files. An attacker could create a specially-crafted
PostScript Type 1 or PostScript Type 2 font file that, when interpreted,
could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2010-4054)

Users of Ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Affected Software/OS:
ghostscript on Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
4.4

CVSS Vector:
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-4054
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#538191
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/538191
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201412-17.xml
http://ghostscript.com/pipermail/gs-cvs/2010-January/010333.html
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:0095
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0095.html
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:0096
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0096.html
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-4820
BugTraq ID: 51847
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/51847
Bugtraq: 20100522 Ghostscript 8.64 executes random code at startup (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/511433
http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=691339
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=599564
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/01/04/7
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0095.html
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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