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Debian: 2093-1: ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Two security issues have been discovered in Ghostscript, the GPL PostScript/PDF interpreter. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: [More...]
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2093-1                                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
- --------------------

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
- --------------------------------

Debian (stable)
- ---------------

Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:
    Size/MD5 checksum:   106204 b0bbc6e0754c9a0675fadba1e90f1fbc
    Size/MD5 checksum:     1536 546b30cfe6f76c0b5bd72cbeac6508d4
    Size/MD5 checksum: 12212309 42fc1b31aa745c3765c2fcd2da243236

Architecture independent packages:
    Size/MD5 checksum:    29112 22d376a18c120a6dca73cbf6554c9f3c
    Size/MD5 checksum:    28900 a749fa7a079f61432dba471524e3e7a5
    Size/MD5 checksum:    28906 d3d81f5b998eb50a9e48715f2e60db6f
    Size/MD5 checksum:  2783318 79a9eb022df01d0bfb84f1b3506ca396
    Size/MD5 checksum:    28898 02a99ada64c8e28343b0c1fefaeb4b90
    Size/MD5 checksum:    28902 996faec6be2dee08b2eb331db983cb42

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    65668 ee55e121b1c1a1801c129fe06d1227a6
    Size/MD5 checksum:    35680 877cb527ffaae7e6a19abbeacf22a195
    Size/MD5 checksum:   762546 5b6765436e6cdac408ef3e20000574e4
    Size/MD5 checksum:  2629510 ad41a261c12f9455a8b96275bce443d6

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   794466 ca2201142908c4577822396aefbdfecc
    Size/MD5 checksum:    63302 cb8c8e227c2093a27930e6110ee06f60
    Size/MD5 checksum:  2322954 feae1a7b2e1d580dd432c09f5b29b362
    Size/MD5 checksum:    36518 b0c3e67cab7c22ec6aa9060db4d916b5

arm architecture (ARM)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   796792 ac25f9f9b589abe8f43c647bd0435667
    Size/MD5 checksum:  2179424 b7814c107c48d12d5238f1c4d333bf86
    Size/MD5 checksum:    60116 034af0c1b3d514ebc507f0296be0ab60
    Size/MD5 checksum:    35122 e47db394f8bc0e6b99bd544e33cad02e

armel architecture (ARM EABI)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    62832 a74ba1060bdbe8e7c6d3ac30cf07711d
    Size/MD5 checksum:   798120 df34b7e843948d4fc1ae6a20d672ed18
    Size/MD5 checksum:    36596 a711d2472d07c67eef3c6015e23a3d80
    Size/MD5 checksum:  2212364 67cd3f7e13efc5300d20e2a9f2a38cf8

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:   800214 8a585ba403b0fe0f768fdef2dd8cfd7a
    Size/MD5 checksum:    36544 48c12752cd7fcb6bbea27869c012373d
    Size/MD5 checksum:    67018 2e2d1a7438c46983292c5ffacd4bfa07
    Size/MD5 checksum:  2574060 f2a672acd5b0c3c728ec3c6d6ef7dcba

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    36512 47a4a9c4d9266c8b537fb6baafcc1faa
    Size/MD5 checksum:   801786 0dfcc2411c49a9d70327e40af7e13f98
    Size/MD5 checksum:    61720 92f05e83194a8de2512f844c86a2c976
    Size/MD5 checksum:  2221596 5f4189281a15ec2ec55ddce517962f86

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    36550 ceb8f019cd67ea21da22aa0cea687b50
    Size/MD5 checksum:   801826 29cd31a74f2765b970a6102f5e939445
    Size/MD5 checksum:    81124 d4aa8adcd38543ea5f2eff3ec751e187
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3614438 cc631a8c36e393a9063d5285da8691ca

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:   762340 18a63c46cbed53151bca444af3f88c07
    Size/MD5 checksum:    35682 e05a5485c10f4b999422cd6ae3b108e8
    Size/MD5 checksum:    61980 2f8cf35cdfaa0f099a53f1cfc5d19d77
    Size/MD5 checksum:  2300664 60bd6e8a4615b54c106b3e226b0524f3

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    36640 ad7809f160de7c990a72dea1e9ef6bec
    Size/MD5 checksum:  2409214 be3634b273788497c6ed10783d1625cb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    66162 28aa7ebee0da16439865ba64b46ddaa4
    Size/MD5 checksum:   801370 e22b608baf3db49179673018cec21bc9

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  2438424 b870da4c191b74122ae6e44389a94e7e
    Size/MD5 checksum:    63662 cc5f7b47b581cc3fdd28dfe8bc9058ed
    Size/MD5 checksum:   762380 d2be8329e3b843782a2bd958ad798d1f
    Size/MD5 checksum:    35672 95f60e18519f4fecd269300a41fd7163

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    36566 0c42f3fd04b9778a16a008fcab73d241
    Size/MD5 checksum:    60184 bdf8db441be29e435594eed658dc9191
    Size/MD5 checksum:   798102 1b16b0f86fb5e3ba990575b60ad1bfce
    Size/MD5 checksum:  2187560 f62ee6389a7c237f188f443183d13259

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

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and
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