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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1363-1] ghostscript security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

It was discovered that the set_text_distance function in base/gdevpdts.c in the pdfwrite component in Ghostscript does not prevent overflows in text-positioning calculation, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted PDF document.

Affected Software

Affected Software

ghostscript on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 9.05~dfsg-6.3+deb7u8. We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)