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Security update for ghostscript-library

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(Last modified: 16JUN2003)


solutions Security update for ghostscript-library SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (121ef4aef8fe054aa5683e961a656fa5)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0

Package: ghostscript-library
Release: 20030616
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Apply this update if you use the ghostscript interpreter.

Problem description

There is a flaw in the way ghostscript, the PostScript[tm]
interpreter, validates filenames. This flaw enabled malicious
PostScript documents to execute external shell commands, even if
ghostscript was invoked with the -dSAFER option.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh ghostscript-library.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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