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ghostscript - exec arbitrary commands

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OpenPKG Security Advisory                            The OpenPKG Project                   
OpenPKG-SA-2003.030                                          03-Jun-2003

Package:           ghostscript
Vulnerability:     execute arbitrary commands
OpenPKG Specific:  no

Affected Releases: Affected Packages:           Corrected Packages:
OpenPKG CURRENT    <= ghostscript-7.04-20021013 >= ghostscript-8.00-20021122
OpenPKG 1.2        none                         N.A.
OpenPKG 1.1        <= ghostscript-7.04-1.1.0    >= ghostscript-7.04-1.1.1

Dependent Packages:  none

  According to a Red Hat security advisory [0], a flaw in versions of
  Ghostscript [1] before 7.07 allows malicious Postscript files to
  execute arbitrary commands even with command line option -dSAFER
  enabled. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project
  assigned the id CAN-2003-0354 [2] to the problem.

  Please check whether you are affected by running "<prefix>/bin/rpm -q
  ghostscript". If you have the "ghostscript" package installed and its
  version is affected (see above), we recommend that you immediately
  upgrade it (see Solution) [3][4]

  Select the updated source RPM appropriate for your OpenPKG release
  [5], fetch it from the OpenPKG FTP service [6] or a mirror location,
  verify its integrity [7], build a corresponding binary RPM from it [3]
  and update your OpenPKG installation by applying the binary RPM [4].
  For the affected release OpenPKG 1.1, perform the following operations
  to permanently fix the security problem (for other releases adjust

  $ ftp
  ftp> bin
  ftp> cd release/1.1/UPD
  ftp> get ghostscript-7.04-1.1.1.src.rpm
  ftp> bye
  $ <prefix>/bin/rpm -v --checksig ghostscript-7.04-1.1.1.src.rpm
  $ <prefix>/bin/rpm --rebuild ghostscript-7.04-1.1.1.src.rpm
  $ su -
  # <prefix>/bin/rpm -Fvh <prefix>/RPM/PKG/ghostscript-7.04-1.1.1.*.rpm


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