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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for ghostscript RHSA-2012:1256-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'ghostscript'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
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.

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
found in Ghostscript's International Color Consortium Format library
(icclib). An attacker could create a specially-crafted PostScript or PDF
file with embedded images that would cause Ghostscript to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Ghostscript. (CVE-2012-4405)

Red Hat would like to thank Marc Schoenefeld for reporting this issue.

Users of Ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Affected Software/OS:
ghostscript on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-4405
BugTraq ID: 55494
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1256
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2012:1222 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:1289 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:1290 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: icclib-pdf-bo(78411)
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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