Ubuntu 4.10 : GhostScript utility script vulnerabilities (USN-3-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered some vulnerabilities in the
gs-common package. The utilities 'pv.sh' and 'ps2epsi' created
temporary files in an insecure way, which allowed a symlink attack to
create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user
invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected gs-common package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20645 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0967