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Secunia Security Advisory 50662

Secunia Security Advisory 50662
Posted Sep 21, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - SUSE has issued an update for ghostscript. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise a user's system.

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systems | linux, suse
MD5 | 84cd05e30b4fe4963c05372120adfb51

Secunia Security Advisory 50662

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TITLE:
SUSE update for ghostscript

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA50662

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/50662/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=50662

RELEASE DATE:
2012-09-20

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/50662/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/50662/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=50662

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
SUSE has issued an update for ghostscript. This fixes a
vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious people to
potentially compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an integer underflow error in
icclib (icc.c) when handling ICC profiles and can be exploited to
cause a heap-based buffer overflow by a specially crafted ICC profile
for images embedded in e.g. a postscript or PDF file.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code, but
requires tricking a user into opening a malicious file.

SOLUTION:
Apply updated packages via the zypper package manager.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Red Hat credits Marc Schönefeld.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
SUSE-SU-2012:1222-1:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2012-09/msg00031.html

Red hat Bug#854227:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=854227

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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