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Ghostscript command execution vulnerability
5th Jun 2002 [SBWID-5403]

	Ghostscript command execution vulnerability


	versions prior to 6.53


	In Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2002:083-22:

	Ghostscript is a program for displaying  PostScript  files  or  printing
	them to non-PostScript printers.

	An untrusted PostScript file can cause ghostscript to execute  arbitrary
	commands due to insufficient checking. Since ghostscript is  often  used
	during the course of printing a document (and is run  as  user  \'lp\'),
	all users should install these fixed packages.



	The problem is fixed in the 6.53 source release of GNU Ghostscript

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