RHEL 2.1 : ghostscript (RHSA-2003:182)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

A ghostscript package fixing a command execution vulnerability is now
available.

GNU Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript language, and is
often used when printing to printers that do not have their own
built-in PostScript interpreter.

A flaw has been discovered in the way Ghostscript validates some
PostScript commands. This flaw allows an attacker to force commands to
be executed by a print spooler by submitting a malicious print job.
Note that using the -dSAFER option is not sufficient to prevent
command execution.

Users of Ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which are not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2003-0354.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-182.html

Solution :

Update the affected ghostscript package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12399 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0354