New ghostscript packages for Debian
Posted on: 08/19/2010 02:01 PM

New ghostscript packages to fix several vulnerabilities are available for Debian GNU/Linux

[SECURITY] [DSA 2093-1] New ghostscript packages fix several vulnerabilities
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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
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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
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Debian (stable)
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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
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Size/MD5 checksum: 12212309 42fc1b31aa745c3765c2fcd2da243236

Architecture independent packages:
Size/MD5 checksum: 29112 22d376a18c120a6dca73cbf6554c9f3c
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alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
Size/MD5 checksum: 65668 ee55e121b1c1a1801c129fe06d1227a6
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amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
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arm architecture (ARM)
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armel architecture (ARM EABI)
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hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
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i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
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ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
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mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
Size/MD5 checksum: 762340 18a63c46cbed53151bca444af3f88c07
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powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
Size/MD5 checksum: 36640 ad7809f160de7c990a72dea1e9ef6bec
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s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
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sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
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Size/MD5 checksum: 2187560 f62ee6389a7c237f188f443183d13259

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

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