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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200608-22] fbida: Arbitrary command execution

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
fbida: Arbitrary command execution

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-22
(fbida: Arbitrary command execution)

Toth Andras has discovered a typographic mistake in the "fbgs" script,
shipped with fbida if the "fbcon" and "pdf" USE flags are both enabled.
This script runs "gs" without the -dSAFER option, thus permiting a
PostScript file to execute, delete or create any kind of file on the


A remote attacker can entice a vulnerable user to view a malicious
PostScript or PDF file with fbgs, which may result with the execution
of arbitrary code.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All fbida users with the "fbcon" and "pdf" USE flags both enabled
should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/fbida-2.03-r4"

Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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