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RHSA-2002-211: ggv Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the ggv packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Updated packages for gv, ggv, and kdegraphics fix a local buffer overflow
when reading malformed PDF or PostScript files.
[Updated 07 Jan 2003]
Added fixed packages for the Itanium (IA64) architecture.
[Updated 06 Feb 2003]
Added fixed packages for Advanced Workstation 2.1
Gv and ggv are user interfaces for the Ghostscript PostScript(R)
interpreter used to display PostScript and PDF documents on an X Window
System. KGhostview is the PostScript viewer for the K Desktop Environment.
Zen Parse found a local buffer overflow in gv version 3.5.8 and earlier.
A possible hacker can create a carefully crafted malformed PDF or PostScript file
in such a way that when that file is viewed arbitrary commands can be
ggv and kghostview contain code derived from gv and therefore have the same
All users of gv, ggv, and kghostview are advised to upgrade to the errata
packages which contain patches to correct the vulnerability.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2002-211.html
Threat Level: High
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