Scientific Linux Security Update : ghostscript on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Chris Evans from the Google Security Team reported a stack-based
buffer overflow flaw in Ghostscript's zseticcspace() function. An
attacker could create a malicious PostScript file that would cause
Ghostscript to execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2008-0411)

These updated packages also fix a bug, which prevented the pxlmono
printer driver from producing valid output on Scientific Linux 4.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?95ebbb76

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

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: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60366 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0411