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[DSA792] DSA-792-1 pstotext Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Max Vozeler discovered that pstotext, a utility to extract text from
PostScript and PDF files, did not execute ghostscript with the -dSAFER
argument, which prevents potential malicious operations to happen.
For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your pstotext package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-792
Threat Level: High
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