FreeBSD : ghostscript -- buffer overflow vulnerability (f0f97b94-3f95-11de-a3fd-0030843d3802)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38763
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionSecurityFocus reports :
Ghostscript is prone to a remote buffer-overflow vulnerability because it fails to properly bounds-check user-supplied input before copying it into a finite-sized buffer.
Exploiting this issue allows remote attackers to overwrite a sensitive memory buffer with arbitrary data, potentially allowing them to execute malicious machine code in the context of the affected application. This vulnerability may facilitate the compromise of affected computers.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.