Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ghostscript (MDVSA-2010:136)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in ghostscript :

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

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

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 48194 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-136.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 40107

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4897

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