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USN-3-1: GhostScript utility script vulnerabilities

27 October 2004

GhostScript utility script vulnerabilities

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Details

Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered some vulnerabilities in the
gs-common package. The utilities "pv.sh" and "ps2epsi" created
temporary files in an insecure way, which allowed a symlink attack to
create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user
invoking the program.

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 4.10
  • gs-common -

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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