GLSA-201612-33 : GPL Ghostscript: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95736
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-33 (GPL Ghostscript: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
An integer overflow flaw was discovered that leads to an out-of-bounds read and write in gs_ttf.ps.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll GPL Ghostscript users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/ghostscript-gpl-9.09'