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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RHSA-2002-211: ggv

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the ggv packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


Updated packages for gv, ggv, and kdegraphics fix a local buffer overflow
when reading malformed PDF or PostScript files.

[Updated 07 Jan 2003]
Added fixed packages for the Itanium (IA64) architecture.

[Updated 06 Feb 2003]
Added fixed packages for Advanced Workstation 2.1

Gv and ggv are user interfaces for the Ghostscript PostScript(R)
interpreter used to display PostScript and PDF documents on an X Window
System. KGhostview is the PostScript viewer for the K Desktop Environment.

Zen Parse found a local buffer overflow in gv version 3.5.8 and earlier.
A possible hacker can create a carefully crafted malformed PDF or PostScript file
in such a way that when that file is viewed arbitrary commands can be
executed.

ggv and kghostview contain code derived from gv and therefore have the same
vulnerability.

All users of gv, ggv, and kghostview are advised to upgrade to the errata
packages which contain patches to correct the vulnerability.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2002-211.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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