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Security Advisory Updated ghostscript packages fix vulnerability

Advisory: RHSA-2003:181-11
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2003-05-30
Last updated on: 2003-05-30
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 7.1
Red Hat Linux 7.2
Red Hat Linux 7.3
Red Hat Linux 8.0
Red Hat Linux 9
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2003-0354

Details

New ghostscript packages fixing a command execution vulnerability are now
available.

GNU Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript language, and is often
used when printing to printers that do not have their own built-in
PostScript interpreter.

A flaw in unpatched versions of Ghostscript before 7.07 allows malicious
postscript files to execute arbitrary commands even with -dSAFER enabled.
Note that this vulnerability does not affect Ghostscript when the Red Hat
-dPARANOIDSAFER option is used. Therefore, a malicious print job cannot be
used to exploit this vulnerability under Red Hat Linux.

Users of Ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.


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 7.1

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ghostscript/6.51-16.1.7x.1/SRPMS/ghostscript-6.51-16.1.7x.1.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 17f5e1f86295677e4ad75fc202d26159
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ghostscript/6.51-16.1.7x.1/i386/ghostscript-6.51-16.1.7x.1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: db35a7a93ef26ff36c5880580504b43a
 
Red Hat Linux 7.2

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/ghostscript/6.51-16.3/SRPMS/ghostscript-6.51-16.3.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: d8b42f6af2bdb9edee0b50459c05ad96
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ghostscript/6.51-16.3/SRPMS/ghostscript-6.51-16.3.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: d8b42f6af2bdb9edee0b50459c05ad96
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ghostscript/6.51-16.3/i386/ghostscript-6.51-16.3.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 05589f336b1f45d83d167de9d3d173ca
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ghostscript/6.51-16.3/ia64/ghostscript-6.51-16.3.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 05f55eb8b6252e2c672b83778831e7c2
 
Red Hat Linux 7.3

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ghostscript/6.52-9.5/SRPMS/ghostscript-6.52-9.5.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: d7107c39c5d04e1afd1c8d67e203713f
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ghostscript/6.52-9.5/i386/ghostscript-6.52-9.5.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ebba3a35451201da84c9898b639f85ef
 
Red Hat Linux 8.0

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ghostscript/7.05-20.1/SRPMS/ghostscript-7.05-20.1.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 3ce50b988a370f3ff09855abd1089341
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ghostscript/7.05-20.1/i386/ghostscript-7.05-20.1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 59f89e35fa9ebe4487eaa80576cc7253
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ghostscript-devel/7.05-20.1/i386/ghostscript-devel-7.05-20.1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 7dc5193bc01725273294c2c3f1959434
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ghostscript-gtk/7.05-20.1/i386/ghostscript-gtk-7.05-20.1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 17b0e8fa73551ee829fde0b9c20e98ac
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/hpijs/1.1-20.1/i386/hpijs-1.1-20.1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: df0c388dd079bb13e1ce0cf0dbcaee63
 
Red Hat Linux 9

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/ghostscript/7.05-32.1/SRPMS/ghostscript-7.05-32.1.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 0addc0a8db3d8744390432c5d1441fb3
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ghostscript/7.05-32.1/SRPMS/ghostscript-7.05-32.1.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 0addc0a8db3d8744390432c5d1441fb3
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ghostscript/7.05-32.1/i386/ghostscript-7.05-32.1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: d11602ea9618a680f1224b8fa3228f55
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/ghostscript-devel/7.05-32.1/i386/ghostscript-devel-7.05-32.1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: d27dd715e6a662727f7f582f52d80bfc
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/hpijs/1.3-32.1/i386/hpijs-1.3-32.1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f2ad407e793d21c730aa1e211c6bc1c9
 

References



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