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[DSA792] DSA-792-1 pstotext

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-792-1 pstotext

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Max Vozeler discovered that pstotext, a utility to extract text from
PostScript and PDF files, did not execute ghostscript with the -dSAFER
argument, which prevents potential malicious operations to happen.
For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.8g-5woody1.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.9-1sarge1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.9-2.
We recommend that you upgrade your pstotext package.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-792
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 14378

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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