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 :

It was discovered that the Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0345
did not address all possible integer overflow flaws 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 that could cause
Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when
opened. (CVE-2009-0792)

A buffer overflow flaw and multiple missing boundary checks were found
in Ghostscript. An attacker could create a specially-crafted
PostScript or PDF file that could cause Ghostscript to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2008-6679,
CVE-2007-6725, CVE-2009-0196)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?af1f7c57

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60565 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6725
CVE-2008-6679
CVE-2009-0196
CVE-2009-0792