GLSA-200803-14 : Ghostscript: Buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200803-14
(Ghostscript: Buffer overflow)

Chris Evans (Google Security) discovered a stack-based buffer overflow
within the zseticcspace() function in the file zicc.c when processing a
PostScript file containing a long 'Range' array in a .seticcscpate
operator.

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user
to open a specially crafted PostScript file, which could possibly lead
to the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200803-14.xml

Solution :

All Ghostscript ESP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/ghostscript-esp-8.15.4-r1'
All Ghostscript GPL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/ghostscript-gpl-8.61-r3'
All Ghostscript GNU users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/ghostscript-gnu-8.60.0-r2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31440 (gentoo_GLSA-200803-14.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0411