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[GLSA-200507-29] pstotext: Remote execution of arbitrary code

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
pstotext: Remote execution of arbitrary code

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-29
(pstotext: Remote execution of arbitrary code)


Max Vozeler reported that pstotext calls the GhostScript
interpreter on untrusted PostScript files without specifying the
-dSAFER option.

Impact

A possible hacker could craft a malicious PostScript file and entice a
user to run pstotext on it, resulting in the execution of arbitrary
commands with the permissions of the user running pstotext.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://secunia.com/advisories/16183/


Solution:
All pstotext users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/pstotext-1.8g-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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