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RHSA-2003-182: ghostscript Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the ghostscript packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
A ghostscript package fixing a command execution vulnerability is now
GNU Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript language, and is often
used when printing to printers that do not have their own built-in
A flaw has been discovered in the way Ghostscript validates some PostScript
commands. This flaw allows a possible hacker to force commands to be executed by
a print spooler by submitting a malicious print job. Note that using the
-dSAFER option is not sufficient to prevent command execution.
Users of Ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which are not vulnerable to this issue.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-182.html
Threat Level: High
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