Moderate CentOS ghostscript Update


ghostscript-8.70-14.el5_8.1.i386.rpm, ghostscript-8.70-14.el5_8.1.src.rpm, ghostscript-8.70-14.el5_8.1.x86_64.rpm, ghostscript-8.70-14.el6_3.1.i686.rpm, ghostscript-8.70-14.el6_3.1.src.rpm, ghostscript-8.70-14.el6_3.1.x86_64.rpm, ghostscript-devel-8.70-14.el5_8.1.i386.rpm, ghostscript-devel-8.70-14.el5_8.1.x86_64.rpm, ghostscript-devel-8.70-14.el6_3.1.i686.rpm, ghostscript-devel-8.70-14.el6_3.1.x86_64.rpm, ghostscript-doc-8.70-14.el6_3.1.i686.rpm, ghostscript-doc-8.70-14.el6_3.1.x86_64.rpm, ghostscript-gtk-8.70-14.el5_8.1.i386.rpm, ghostscript-gtk-8.70-14.el5_8.1.x86_64.rpm, ghostscript-gtk-8.70-14.el6_3.1.i686.rpm, ghostscript-gtk-8.70-14.el6_3.1.x86_64.rpm,,
2018-01-18 11:04
2017-07-27 19:04
2017-04-01 19:06
2017-01-05 20:10


Updated ghostscript packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.

Ghostscript is a set of software that provides a PostScript interpreter, a
set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library, which implements the graphics
capabilities in the PostScript language) and an interpreter for Portable
Document Format (PDF) files.

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
found in Ghostscript's International Color Consortium Format library
(icclib). An attacker could create a specially-crafted PostScript or PDF
file with embedded images that would cause Ghostscript to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Ghostscript. (CVE-2012-4405)

Red Hat would like to thank Marc Schönefeld for reporting this issue.

Users of Ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
Please see

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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
5 ghostscript ghostscript-8.70-14.el5_8.1.i386.rpm
ghostscript ghostscript-8.70-14.el5_8.1.src.rpm
ghostscript ghostscript-8.70-14.el5_8.1.x86_64.rpm
ghostscript-devel ghostscript-devel-8.70-14.el5_8.1.i386.rpm
ghostscript-devel ghostscript-devel-8.70-14.el5_8.1.x86_64.rpm
ghostscript-gtk ghostscript-gtk-8.70-14.el5_8.1.i386.rpm
ghostscript-gtk ghostscript-gtk-8.70-14.el5_8.1.x86_64.rpm
6 ghostscript ghostscript-8.70-14.el6_3.1.i686.rpm
ghostscript ghostscript-8.70-14.el6_3.1.src.rpm
ghostscript ghostscript-8.70-14.el6_3.1.x86_64.rpm
ghostscript-devel ghostscript-devel-8.70-14.el6_3.1.i686.rpm
ghostscript-devel ghostscript-devel-8.70-14.el6_3.1.x86_64.rpm
ghostscript-doc ghostscript-doc-8.70-14.el6_3.1.i686.rpm
ghostscript-doc ghostscript-doc-8.70-14.el6_3.1.x86_64.rpm
ghostscript-gtk ghostscript-gtk-8.70-14.el6_3.1.i686.rpm
ghostscript-gtk ghostscript-gtk-8.70-14.el6_3.1.x86_64.rpm