GPL Ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilities

2014-12-13T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201412-17
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2014-12-13T00:00:00

Description

Background

Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript language and for PDF.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GPL Ghostscript. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PostScript file or PDF using GPL Ghostscript, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GPL Ghostscript users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=app-text/ghostscript-gpl-9.10-r2"