LinuxSecurity.com
Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Welcome!
Sign up!
EnGarde Community
Login
Polls
What is the most important Linux security technology?
 
Advisories
Community
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
SELinux
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Securitydistro
Latest Newsletters
Linux Advisory Watch: September 26th, 2014
Linux Security Week: September 22nd, 2014
Subscribe
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
E-mail:
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

  
RedHat: Moderate: ghostscript security update Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated ghostscript packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
=====================================================================
                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: ghostscript security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2009:0421-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0421.html
Issue date:        2009-04-14
CVE Names:         CVE-2007-6725 CVE-2008-6679 CVE-2009-0196 
                   CVE-2009-0792 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

Updated ghostscript packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

Ghostscript is a set of software that provides a PostScript interpreter, a
set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library, which implements the graphics
capabilities in the PostScript language) and an interpreter for Portable
Document Format (PDF) files.

It was discovered that the Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0345 did not
address all possible integer overflow flaws in Ghostscript's International
Color Consortium Format library (icclib). Using specially-crafted ICC
profiles, an attacker could create a malicious PostScript or PDF file with
embedded images that could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-0792)

A buffer overflow flaw and multiple missing boundary checks were found in
Ghostscript. An attacker could create a specially-crafted PostScript or PDF
file that could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2008-6679, CVE-2007-6725, CVE-2009-0196)

Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for
responsibly reporting the CVE-2009-0196 flaw.

Users of ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

4. Solution:

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

491853 - CVE-2009-0792 ghostscript, argyllcms: Incomplete fix for CVE-2009-0583
493379 - CVE-2009-0196 ghostscript: Missing boundary check in Ghostscript's jbig2dec library
493442 - CVE-2007-6725 ghostscript: DoS (crash) in CCITTFax decoding filter
493445 - CVE-2008-6679 ghostscript: Buffer overflow in BaseFont writer module for pdfwrite defice

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/ghostscript-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.src.rpm

i386:
ghostscript-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.i386.rpm
ghostscript-debuginfo-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.i386.rpm
ghostscript-gtk-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.i386.rpm

x86_64:
ghostscript-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.i386.rpm
ghostscript-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.x86_64.rpm
ghostscript-debuginfo-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.i386.rpm
ghostscript-debuginfo-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.x86_64.rpm
ghostscript-gtk-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/ghostscript-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.src.rpm

i386:
ghostscript-debuginfo-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.i386.rpm
ghostscript-devel-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.i386.rpm

x86_64:
ghostscript-debuginfo-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.i386.rpm
ghostscript-debuginfo-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.x86_64.rpm
ghostscript-devel-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.i386.rpm
ghostscript-devel-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/ghostscript-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.src.rpm

i386:
ghostscript-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.i386.rpm
ghostscript-debuginfo-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.i386.rpm
ghostscript-devel-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.i386.rpm
ghostscript-gtk-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.i386.rpm

ia64:
ghostscript-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.ia64.rpm
ghostscript-debuginfo-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.ia64.rpm
ghostscript-devel-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.ia64.rpm
ghostscript-gtk-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.ia64.rpm

ppc:
ghostscript-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.ppc.rpm
ghostscript-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.ppc64.rpm
ghostscript-debuginfo-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.ppc.rpm
ghostscript-debuginfo-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.ppc64.rpm
ghostscript-devel-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.ppc.rpm
ghostscript-devel-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.ppc64.rpm
ghostscript-gtk-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.ppc.rpm

s390x:
ghostscript-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.s390.rpm
ghostscript-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.s390x.rpm
ghostscript-debuginfo-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.s390.rpm
ghostscript-debuginfo-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.s390x.rpm
ghostscript-devel-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.s390.rpm
ghostscript-devel-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.s390x.rpm
ghostscript-gtk-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
ghostscript-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.i386.rpm
ghostscript-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.x86_64.rpm
ghostscript-debuginfo-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.i386.rpm
ghostscript-debuginfo-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.x86_64.rpm
ghostscript-devel-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.i386.rpm
ghostscript-devel-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.x86_64.rpm
ghostscript-gtk-8.15.2-9.4.el5_3.7.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6725
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-6679
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0196
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0792
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
 
< Prev   Next >
    
Partner

 

Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
Shellshock makes Heartbleed look insignificant
Hacker Group Lizard Squad Takes Down Destiny, Call of Duty, FIFA And More
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2014 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.