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[GLSA-200507-29] pstotext: Remote execution of arbitrary code Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
pstotext: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-29
(pstotext: Remote execution of arbitrary code)
Max Vozeler reported that pstotext calls the GhostScript
interpreter on untrusted PostScript files without specifying the
A possible hacker could craft a malicious PostScript file and entice a
user to run pstotext on it, resulting in the execution of arbitrary
commands with the permissions of the user running pstotext.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All pstotext users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/pstotext-1.8g-r1"
Threat Level: Medium
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