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Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - ghostscript

Nov 26, 2000, 17:26 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 15:26:31 -0200
From: secure@CONECTIVA.COM.BR
To: BUGTRAQ@SECURITYFOCUS.COM
Subject: [CLSA-2000:343] Conectiva Linux Security Announcement -             
    ghostscript

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT
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PACKAGE   : ghostscript
SUMMARY   : Temporary files and dynamic libraries
DATE      : 2000-11-23 15:26:00
ID        : CLSA-2000:343
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 4.0, 4.0es, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, prg gráficos, ecommerce, 5.1

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DESCRIPTION
"ghostscript" as shipped with Conectiva Linux has two security
problems that could be used to get higher privileges on a system:
1) insecure temporary file handling could allow symlink attacks;
2) a compile time option that was incorrectly being used made
ghostscript pick up dynamic libraries in the current directory
instead of the system directories.
These problems are now fixed.


SOLUTION
All users should upgrade to the new packages.


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0/SRPMS/ghostscript-5.10-12cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0/i386/ghostscript-5.10-12cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0es/SRPMS/ghostscript-5.10-12cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0es/i386/ghostscript-5.10-12cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/SRPMS/ghostscript-5.10-12cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/i386/ghostscript-5.10-12cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/SRPMS/ghostscript-5.10-12cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/i386/ghostscript-5.10-12cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/SRPMS/ghostscript-5.10-12cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/i386/ghostscript-5.10-12cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/SRPMS/ghostscript-5.10-12cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/i386/ghostscript-5.10-12cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/SRPMS/ghostscript-5.10-12cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/i386/ghostscript-5.10-12cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/SRPMS/ghostscript-5.10-12cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/i386/ghostscript-5.10-12cl.i386.rpm


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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key can be
obtained at http://www.conectiva.com.br/contato

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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://www.conectiva.com.br/suporte/atualizacoes

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