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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated ghostscript packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.
Ghostscript is a set of software that provides a PostScript
interpreter, a set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library, which
implements the graphics capabilities in the PostScript language) and
an interpreter for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
found in Ghostscript's International Color Consortium Format library
(icclib). An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript or
PDF file with embedded images that would cause Ghostscript to crash
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Ghostscript. (CVE-2012-4405)
Red Hat would like to thank Marc Schonefeld for reporting this issue.
Users of Ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 62056 ()
Bugtraq ID: 55494
CVE ID: CVE-2012-4405
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