Amazon Linux AMI : ghostscript Arbitrary Code Execution (ALAS-2012-127)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

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)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?df202bf4

Solution :

Run 'yum update ghostscript' to update your system.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69617 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4405