Scientific Linux Security Update : ghostscript on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62057
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionGhostscript is a set of software that provides a PostScript interpreter, a set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library, which implements the graphics capabilities in the PostScript language) and an interpreter for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in Ghostscript's International Color Consortium Format library (icclib). An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript or PDF file with embedded images that would cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Ghostscript. (CVE-2012-4405)
Users of Ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.