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Debian: DSA-2093-1: New ghostscript packages fix several vulnerabilities

Date 19 Aug 2010
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Two security issues have been discovered in Ghostscript, the GPL PostScript/PDF interpreter. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2093-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                        Giuseppe Iuculano
August 19, 2010             
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Package        : ghostscript
Vulnerability  : several
Problem type   : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2009-4897 CVE-2010-1628
Debian Bug     : 584516

Two security issues have been discovered in Ghostscript, the GPL
PostScript/PDF interpreter. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project identifies the following problems:


  It was discovered a buffer overflow that allows remote attackers to
  execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service via a crafted PDF
  document containing a long name.


  Dan Rosenberg discovered that ghostscript incorrectly handled certain
  recursive Postscript files. An attacker could execute arbitrary code
  via a PostScript file containing unlimited recursive procedure
  invocations, which trigger memory corruption in the stack of the

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
version 8.62.dfsg.1-3.2lenny5

For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution (sid),
these problems have been fixed in version 8.71~dfsg2-4

We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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Debian (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

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  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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