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Re: CVE request: ghostscript: system initialization file uncontrolled search path element
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifrie () redhat com>
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 09:53:31 -0700
On 01/04/2012 04:56 AM, Ramon de C Valle wrote:
We identified and are separating the bugs discussed in Bug 599564 in two
different issues. Can you assign a CVE Identifier to the following issue:
Ghostscript included the current working directory in its library search
path by default. If a user ran Ghostscript without the "-P-" option in an
attacker-controlled directory containing a specially-crafted PostScript
library file, it could cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary PostScript
code. With this update, Ghostscript no longer searches the current working
directory for library files by default.
Assigning a 2010 CVE since this was made public in 2010. Please use
CVE-2010-4820 for this issue.
-- Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team