PostScript and PDF Update for RH PowerPack
Posted on: 11/05/2002 12:59 PM

Red Hat has released updated PostScript and PDF packages

Updated packages for ggv fix a local buffer overflow when reading malformed PDF or PostScript files.

ggv is a user interface for the Ghostscript PostScript(R) interpreter used to display PostScript and PDF documents on an X Window System.

Zen Parse found a local buffer overflow in gv version 3.5.8 and earlier. ggv versions 1.0.2 and earlier contain code derived from gv and therefore have the same vulnerability. An attacker can create a carefully crafted malformed PDF or PostScript file in such a way that when that file is viewed arbitrary commands can be executed.

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