Fedora 14 : ghostscript-8.71-16.fc14 (2010-14549)

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This package fixes a security problem (CVE-2010-2055) in ghostscript
whereby gs uses the current working directory to look for certain
types of system file. This has been fixed by changing the default

Additionally, several other bugs have been fixed: scripts defining
GS_EXECUTABLE have been corrected; an epstopdf failure has been fixed;
some crashes that could occur in some situations have been fixed; the
Fontmap.local file is once again honoured.

Further, the cups driver can now use automatic memory allocation. To
enable this feature, put 'RIPCache auto' in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected ghostscript package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49937 (fedora_2010-14549.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 40467

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2055

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