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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-29
(pstotext: Remote execution of arbitrary code)
Max Vozeler reported that pstotext calls the GhostScript interpreter on
untrusted PostScript files without specifying the -dSAFER option.
An attacker could craft a malicious PostScript file and entice a user
to run pstotext on it, resulting in the execution of arbitrary commands
with the permissions of the user running pstotext.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All pstotext users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/pstotext-1.8g-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 19360 (gentoo_GLSA-200507-29.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-2536
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