RHSA-2005:081-01 Low: ghostscript security update
Posted on: 09/28/2005 11:42 AM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Low: ghostscript security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2005:081-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-081.html
Issue date: 2005-09-28
Updated on: 2005-09-28
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0467
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1. Summary:

Updated ghostscript packages that fix a PDF output issue and a temporary
file security bug are now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

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

A bug was found in the way several of Ghostscript's utility scripts created
temporary files. A local user could cause these utilities to overwrite
files that the victim running the utility has write access to. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CAN-2004-0967 to
this issue.

Additionally, this update addresses the following issue:

A problem has been identified in the PDF output driver, which can cause
output to be delayed indefinitely on some systems. The fix has been
backported from GhostScript 7.07.

All users of ghostscript should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

97583 - [7.05-20.1] gs gets stuck reading /dev/random
136321 - CAN-2004-0967 temporary file vulnerabilities in various ghostscript scripts.


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.src.rpm
87e1d46ae49bb064bfd51edd9533c2fb ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.src.rpm

i386:
dee9bec5beb1752031796689040312b5 ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.i386.rpm
ae2af61ea81496cc5d8e7e5021143470 ghostscript-devel-7.05-32.1.10.i386.rpm
92e2a96299c1fb3539d3087f5155c39f hpijs-1.3-32.1.10.i386.rpm

ia64:
dee9bec5beb1752031796689040312b5 ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.i386.rpm
73f845b1cbd06a0bb3b5c66fb8314dee ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.ia64.rpm
be67339328dc16c6674da83da538550b ghostscript-devel-7.05-32.1.10.ia64.rpm
f43122f745873753078133f30d75386c hpijs-1.3-32.1.10.ia64.rpm

ppc:
c95035076fce72a1245933502a3a72c5 ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.ppc.rpm
9ccfee1181811b647f084c9b4fb58f6d ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.ppc64.rpm
ed15b258765009145a645513993e3fac ghostscript-devel-7.05-32.1.10.ppc.rpm
dc185146a03cad78cb148e9d9f701102 hpijs-1.3-32.1.10.ppc.rpm

s390:
2a1b3e34525b2a05b96e2d3b4eda0ac6 ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.s390.rpm
ea7c23f7b9d485de8b47591e26f32324 ghostscript-devel-7.05-32.1.10.s390.rpm
7a032f8eb837e3850787dd328b1e4017 hpijs-1.3-32.1.10.s390.rpm

s390x:
2a1b3e34525b2a05b96e2d3b4eda0ac6 ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.s390.rpm
f5b74aaca04b9d7fdf427d31706a68e2 ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.s390x.rpm
cd03353a351f213cdb0e57168fb17a8d ghostscript-devel-7.05-32.1.10.s390x.rpm
a838f3035c1442db827b8430e5fdb1bf hpijs-1.3-32.1.10.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
dee9bec5beb1752031796689040312b5 ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.i386.rpm
d37615952eeb5803b749083dcdda966c ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.x86_64.rpm
819c35d32e4865a14868c3b19d32e7d0 ghostscript-devel-7.05-32.1.10.x86_64.rpm
6d801f7e7a811cf64bffb10ea9cee565 hpijs-1.3-32.1.10.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.src.rpm
87e1d46ae49bb064bfd51edd9533c2fb ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.src.rpm

i386:
dee9bec5beb1752031796689040312b5 ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.i386.rpm
ae2af61ea81496cc5d8e7e5021143470 ghostscript-devel-7.05-32.1.10.i386.rpm
92e2a96299c1fb3539d3087f5155c39f hpijs-1.3-32.1.10.i386.rpm

x86_64:
dee9bec5beb1752031796689040312b5 ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.i386.rpm
d37615952eeb5803b749083dcdda966c ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.x86_64.rpm
819c35d32e4865a14868c3b19d32e7d0 ghostscript-devel-7.05-32.1.10.x86_64.rpm
6d801f7e7a811cf64bffb10ea9cee565 hpijs-1.3-32.1.10.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.src.rpm
87e1d46ae49bb064bfd51edd9533c2fb ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.src.rpm

i386:
dee9bec5beb1752031796689040312b5 ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.i386.rpm
ae2af61ea81496cc5d8e7e5021143470 ghostscript-devel-7.05-32.1.10.i386.rpm
92e2a96299c1fb3539d3087f5155c39f hpijs-1.3-32.1.10.i386.rpm

ia64:
dee9bec5beb1752031796689040312b5 ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.i386.rpm
73f845b1cbd06a0bb3b5c66fb8314dee ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.ia64.rpm
be67339328dc16c6674da83da538550b ghostscript-devel-7.05-32.1.10.ia64.rpm
f43122f745873753078133f30d75386c hpijs-1.3-32.1.10.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
dee9bec5beb1752031796689040312b5 ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.i386.rpm
d37615952eeb5803b749083dcdda966c ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.x86_64.rpm
819c35d32e4865a14868c3b19d32e7d0 ghostscript-devel-7.05-32.1.10.x86_64.rpm
6d801f7e7a811cf64bffb10ea9cee565 hpijs-1.3-32.1.10.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.src.rpm
87e1d46ae49bb064bfd51edd9533c2fb ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.src.rpm

i386:
dee9bec5beb1752031796689040312b5 ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.i386.rpm
ae2af61ea81496cc5d8e7e5021143470 ghostscript-devel-7.05-32.1.10.i386.rpm
92e2a96299c1fb3539d3087f5155c39f hpijs-1.3-32.1.10.i386.rpm

ia64:
dee9bec5beb1752031796689040312b5 ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.i386.rpm
73f845b1cbd06a0bb3b5c66fb8314dee ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.ia64.rpm
be67339328dc16c6674da83da538550b ghostscript-devel-7.05-32.1.10.ia64.rpm
f43122f745873753078133f30d75386c hpijs-1.3-32.1.10.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
dee9bec5beb1752031796689040312b5 ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.i386.rpm
d37615952eeb5803b749083dcdda966c ghostscript-7.05-32.1.10.x86_64.rpm
819c35d32e4865a14868c3b19d32e7d0 ghostscript-devel-7.05-32.1.10.x86_64.rpm
6d801f7e7a811cf64bffb10ea9cee565 hpijs-1.3-32.1.10.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0467

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.

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