Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : ghostscript, gs-esp, gs-gpl vulnerability (USN-599-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31848
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionChris Evans discovered that Ghostscript contained a buffer overflow in its color space handling code. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted Postscript file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-0411).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.