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Security Advisory Updated packages fix PostScript and PDF security issue

Advisory: RHSA-2002:207-17
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2002-09-23
Last updated on: 2003-06-25
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 6.2
Red Hat Linux 7.0
Red Hat Linux 7.1
Red Hat Linux 7.1 for iSeries
Red Hat Linux 7.1 for pSeries
Red Hat Linux 7.2
Red Hat Linux 7.3
Red Hat Linux 8.0
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2002-0838

Details

Updated packages for gv and ggv fix a local buffer overflow
when reading malformed PDF or PostScript(R) files.

[Updated 16 April 2003]
Added packages for Red Hat Linux on IBM iSeries and pSeries systems.

Both gv and ggv are applications which use the Ghostscript PostScript
interpreter to display PostScript and PDF documents under the X Window
System.

Zen Parse found a local buffer overflow in gv version 3.5.8 and earlier.

Under this vulnerability, an attacker can create a carefully crafted,
malformed PDF or PostScript file that, when viewed using gv, executes
arbitrary commands on the system.

Because ggv contains code derived from gv, it has the same vulnerability.

All users of gv and ggv are advised to upgrade to these errata packages to
correct this vulnerability.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 6.2

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.6x/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-18.6x.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: c958e36afd8757c7ed75233aa8ddaa34
 
Alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.6x/alpha/gv-3.5.8-18.6x.alpha.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 45fc399741b3c0eb0e0ce3dc1c52a84a
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.6x/i386/gv-3.5.8-18.6x.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 857ecca4476a96e39ad561c26cef2726
 
Sparc:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.6x/sparc/gv-3.5.8-18.6x.sparc.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ec28989b48f208d2489b50f5c9299194
 
Red Hat Linux 7.0

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ee713ee9ebe151cc25bc6c42e40693f0
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ee713ee9ebe151cc25bc6c42e40693f0
 
Alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/alpha/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.alpha.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 5f4a625573b5be0fe797d3cbe4acd1fa
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/i386/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 7eed28fedf699c497e2be384589155ee
 
Red Hat Linux 7.1

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ee713ee9ebe151cc25bc6c42e40693f0
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ee713ee9ebe151cc25bc6c42e40693f0
 
Alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/alpha/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.alpha.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 5f4a625573b5be0fe797d3cbe4acd1fa
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/i386/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 7eed28fedf699c497e2be384589155ee
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/ia64/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: bd84b91ebe4706abd6e9a5253f8500f4
 
Red Hat Linux 7.1 for iSeries

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ee713ee9ebe151cc25bc6c42e40693f0
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ee713ee9ebe151cc25bc6c42e40693f0
 
iSeries:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/ppc/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.ppc.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 54c119b925fc7b03bee24cc3141a79ea
 
Red Hat Linux 7.1 for pSeries

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ee713ee9ebe151cc25bc6c42e40693f0
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ee713ee9ebe151cc25bc6c42e40693f0
 
pSeries:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/ppc/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.ppc.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 54c119b925fc7b03bee24cc3141a79ea
 
Red Hat Linux 7.2

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/ggv/1.0.2-5.1/SRPMS/ggv-1.0.2-5.1.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: c0915e40e1d512174f9c2f024399e866
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ggv/1.0.2-5.1/SRPMS/ggv-1.0.2-5.1.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: c0915e40e1d512174f9c2f024399e866
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ee713ee9ebe151cc25bc6c42e40693f0
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ee713ee9ebe151cc25bc6c42e40693f0
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ggv/1.0.2-5.1/i386/ggv-1.0.2-5.1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: afd4eab8f18ca4f03ead7c4025f99ab1
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/i386/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 7eed28fedf699c497e2be384589155ee
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ggv/1.0.2-5.1/ia64/ggv-1.0.2-5.1.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 705d7d3df199b860528743cd76c74e32
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/ia64/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: bd84b91ebe4706abd6e9a5253f8500f4
 
Red Hat Linux 7.3

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/ggv/1.0.2-5.1/SRPMS/ggv-1.0.2-5.1.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: c0915e40e1d512174f9c2f024399e866
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ggv/1.0.2-5.1/SRPMS/ggv-1.0.2-5.1.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: c0915e40e1d512174f9c2f024399e866
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ee713ee9ebe151cc25bc6c42e40693f0
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ee713ee9ebe151cc25bc6c42e40693f0
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ggv/1.0.2-5.1/i386/ggv-1.0.2-5.1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: afd4eab8f18ca4f03ead7c4025f99ab1
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-18.7x/i386/gv-3.5.8-18.7x.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 7eed28fedf699c497e2be384589155ee
 
Red Hat Linux 8.0

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ggv/1.99.9-5/SRPMS/ggv-1.99.9-5.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 5728a94f70acaf4323063d488feb4cdf
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-19/SRPMS/gv-3.5.8-19.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: bcb02b0e752a3e7a816cfb5d845d2bd2
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ggv/1.99.9-5/i386/ggv-1.99.9-5.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 820d56f49dc4723d6643daf64a1f8ee5
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/gv/3.5.8-19/i386/gv-3.5.8-19.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 81e530d5f8eab79247fb72537b3d8a97
 

References


Keywords

adobe, exploit, pdf, postscript


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