[SECURITY] Fedora 12 Update: ghostscript-8.71-7.fc12

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Fedora Update Notification
2010-07-23 01:57:13

Name        : ghostscript
Product     : Fedora 12
Version     : 8.71
Release     : 7.fc12
URL         : http://www.ghostscript.com/
Summary     : A PostScript interpreter and renderer.
Description :
Ghostscript is a set of software that provides a PostScript
interpreter, a set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library, which
implements the graphics capabilities in the PostScript language) and
an interpreter for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Ghostscript
translates PostScript code into many common, bitmapped formats, like
those understood by your printer or screen. Ghostscript is normally
used to display PostScript files and to print PostScript files to
non-PostScript printers.

If you need to display PostScript files or print them to
non-PostScript printers, you should install ghostscript. If you
install ghostscript, you also need to install the ghostscript-fonts

Update Information:

This update fixes memory corruption when a PostScript stack overflow occurs

* Fri Jul 16 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.71-7
- Applied patch to fix CVE-2010-1628 (memory corruption at PS stack
  overflow, bug #592492).
* Tue Mar 16 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.71-6
- Backported some more TIFF fixes (bug #573970).
- Use upstream fix for TIFF default strip size (bug #571520).
* Mon Mar 15 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.71-5
- Restore the TIFF default strip size of 0 (bug #571520).
- Don't revert gdevcups y-axis change (bug #541604).
- Reallocate memory in gdevcups when color depth changes (bug #563313).
* Fri Mar 12 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.71-4.1
- Don't segfault closing tiffg3 device if opening failed (bug #571520).
* Sat Feb 20 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.71-4
- Actually revert the upstream gdevcups changes (bug #563313).
- Fixed pdf2dsc.ps (bug #565935).
- Use fixed patch for LDFLAGS to make sure libgs.so gets a soname
  (bug #565935).
* Fri Feb 19 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.71-2
- Fixed LDFLAGS when building dynamically linked executables (bug #565935).
* Wed Feb 17 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.71-1
- 8.71 (bug #565935).
* Tue Feb 16 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.70-6
- Reverted gdevcups duplex changes as they cause a regression
  (see bug #563313).
* Mon Jan 25 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.70-5
- Fixed pdftoraster so that it waits for its sub-process to exit.
- Another gdevcups duplex fix from upstream revision 10631
  (bug #541604).
* Fri Jan 22 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.70-4
- New ghostscript-cups sub-package for some additional filters:
  pdftoraster; pstopxl.  CUPS package still owns pstoraster for now.
* Thu Jan 21 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.70-3
- Fixed gdevcups duplex output (bug #541604) by backporting upstream
  revision 10625.
* Thu Dec 24 2009 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.70-2
- Fix debugging output from gdevcups (CVE-2009-4270, bug #540760).
- Harden ghostscript's debugging output functions (bug #540760).

  [ 1 ] Bug #592492 - CVE-2010-1628 ghostscript: internal stack overflow due to recursive calls

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update ghostscript' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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