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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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    Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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