GPL Ghostscript: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 201612-33

An integer overflow in GPL Ghostscript may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

app-text/ghostscript-gpl on all architectures
Affected versions < 9.09
Unaffected versions >= 9.09

Background

Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript language and for PDF.

Description

An integer overflow flaw was discovered that leads to an out-of-bounds read and write in gs_ttf.ps.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GPL Ghostscript users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/ghostscript-gpl-9.09"
 

References

Release Date
December 13, 2016

Latest Revision
December 13, 2016: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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