openSUSE Security Update : ghostscript (openSUSE-SU-2012:1289-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

The following security issue was fixed in ghostscript :

Multiple integer underflows in the icmLut_allocate function in
International Color Consortium (ICC) Format library (icclib), as used
in Ghostscript 9.06 and Argyll Color Management System, allow remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute
arbitrary code via a crafted (1) PostScript or (2) PDF file with
embedded images, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow. NOTE:
this issue is also described as an array index error.

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-10/msg00014.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=779700

Solution :

Update the affected ghostscript packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74770 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4405

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