Debian DLA-1363-1 : ghostscript security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 109347
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionIt was discovered that the set_text_distance function in base/gdevpdts.c in the pdfwrite component in Ghostscript does not prevent overflows in text-positioning calculation, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted PDF document.
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 9.05~dfsg-6.3+deb7u8.
We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript packages.
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SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.