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

Description :

Multiple integer overflow flaws which could lead to heap-based buffer
overflows, as well as multiple insufficient input validation flaws,
were found in Ghostscript's International Color Consortium Format
library (icclib). Using specially crafted ICC profiles, an attacker
could create a malicious PostScript or PDF file with embedded images
which could cause Ghostscript to crash, or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code when opened by the victim. (CVE-2009-0583,

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60549 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0583