GLSA-200507-29 : pstotext: Remote execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-29
(pstotext: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

Max Vozeler reported that pstotext calls the GhostScript interpreter on
untrusted PostScript files without specifying the -dSAFER option.

Impact :

An attacker could craft a malicious PostScript file and entice a user
to run pstotext on it, resulting in the execution of arbitrary commands
with the permissions of the user running pstotext.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All pstotext users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/pstotext-1.8g-r1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19360 (gentoo_GLSA-200507-29.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2536

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