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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionTwo security issues have been discovered in ghostscript, the GPL Ghostscript PostScript/PDF interpreter. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :
- CVE-2009-0583 Jan Lieskovsky discovered multiple integer overflows in the ICC library, which allow the execution of arbitrary code via crafted ICC profiles in PostScript files with embedded images.
- CVE-2009-0584 Jan Lieskovsky discovered insufficient upper-bounds checks on certain variable sizes in the ICC library, which allow the execution of arbitrary code via crafted ICC profiles in PostScript files with embedded images.
SolutionUpgrade the ghostscript/gs-gpl packages.
For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 8.62.dfsg.1-3.2lenny1.
For the oldstable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 8.54.dfsg.1-5etch2. Please note that the package in oldstable is called gs-gpl.