Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ghostscript (MDVSA-2010:134)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in ghostscript :

Stack-based buffer overflow in the errprintf function in base/gsmisc.c
in ghostscript 8.64 through 8.70 allows remote attackers to cause a
denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a
crafted PDF file, as originally reported for debug logging code in
gdevcups.c in the CUPS output driver (CVE-2009-4270).

Buffer overflow in gs/psi/iscan.c in Ghostscript 8.64 and earlier
allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of
service (memory corruption) via a crafted PDF document containing a
long name (CVE-2009-4897).

Ghostscript 8.64, 8.70, and possibly other versions allows
context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PostScript
file containing unlimited recursive procedure invocations, which
trigger memory corruption in the stack of the interpreter
(CVE-2010-1628).

As a precaution ghostscript has been rebuilt to link against the
system libpng library which was fixed with MDVSA-2010:133

Packages for 2008.0 and 2009.0 are provided as of the Extended
Maintenance Program. Please visit this link to learn more:
http://store.mandriva.com/product_info.php?cPath=149&products_id=4
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The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 48193 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-134.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 37410
40107

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4270
CVE-2009-4897
CVE-2010-1628

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