[USN-3-1] GhostScript utility script vulnerabilities

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at canonical.com
Wed Oct 27 00:42:05 UTC 2004

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3-1             October 27, 2004
GhostScript utility script vulnerabilities

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 0.3.6ubuntu1.1. In general, a standard system upgrade is
sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered some vulnerabilities in the
gs-common package. The utilities "pv.sh" and "ps2epsi" created
temporary files in an insecure way, which allowed a symlink attack to
create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user
invoking the program.

  Source archives:

      Size/MD5:      589 3506426ff7ecd78fea5e254dbf694b35
      Size/MD5:    31596 060a50ce728aedeb61d6b17be30d2e5d

  Architecture independent packages:

      Size/MD5:    45434 8ca2afdfe91cd67777f44f767489a705
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