USN-3-1: GhostScript utility script vulnerabilities
Posted on: 10/27/2004 05:23 AM

A GhostScript update has been released for Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3-1 October 27, 2004
GhostScript utility script vulnerabilities
CAN-2004-0967
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A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)

The following packages are affected:

gs-common

The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to version 0.3.6ubuntu1.1. In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

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.

Source archives:

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gs-common/gs-common_0.3.6ubuntu1.1.dsc
Size/MD5: 589 3506426ff7ecd78fea5e254dbf694b35
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gs-common/gs-common_0.3.6ubuntu1.1.tar.gz
Size/MD5: 31596 060a50ce728aedeb61d6b17be30d2e5d

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gs-common/gs-common_0.3.6ubuntu1.1_all.deb
Size/MD5: 45434 8ca2afdfe91cd67777f44f767489a705


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