|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.
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
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.
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.
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)
|Copyright||Copyright (c) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH|
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