GLSA-200903-37 : Ghostscript: User-assisted 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-200903-37
(Ghostscript: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Jan Lieskovsky from the Red Hat Security Response Team discovered the
following vulnerabilities in Ghostscript's ICC Library:
Multiple integer overflows (CVE-2009-0583).
insufficient bounds checks on certain variable sizes

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
PostScript file containing images and a malicious ICC profile, possibly
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All GPL Ghostscript users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/ghostscript-gpl-8.64-r2'
All GNU Ghostscript users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/ghostscript-gnu-8.62.0'
We recommend that users unmerge ESP Ghostscript and use GPL or GNU
Ghostscript instead:
# emerge --unmerge 'app-text/ghostscript-esp'
For installation instructions, see above.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36003 (gentoo_GLSA-200903-37.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 34184

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0583

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