Fedora 11 Update: ghostscript-8.70-2.fc11

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Fedora Update Notification
2010-01-08 19:39:30

Name        : ghostscript
Product     : Fedora 11
Version     : 8.70
Release     : 2.fc11
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:

Fixed debugging output from CUPS raster driver (CVE-2009-4270) and hardened
ghostscript's debugging output functions.

* 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).
* Mon Aug  3 2009 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.70-1
- 8.70.
- License has changed to GPLv3+.  Packages containing programs that
  link to libgs/libijs are:
  - foomatic (GPLv2+)
  - libspectre (GPLv2+)
  - ImageMagick (ImageMagick, listed on Licensing wiki page under
    "Good Licenses" and marked as GPLv3 compat)
  - gutenprint (GPLv2+)
* Mon Aug  3 2009 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.64-12
- Moved examples to doc subpackage (bug #515167).
- Converted spec file to UTF-8.
* Thu Jul 30 2009 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.64-11
- Fixed CVE-2009-0583,0584 patch by using 255 as the maximum number of
  points, not 100, and by not treating a missing black point tag as an
  error (bug #487744).
* Thu Jul 30 2009 Rex Dieter <rdieter at fedoraproject.org> - 8.64-10
- License: GPLv2 and Redistributable, no modification permitted (bug #487510)
* Fri Jul 24 2009 Fedora Release Engineering <rel-eng at lists.fedoraproject.org> - 8.64-9
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_12_Mass_Rebuild
* Wed Jun 10 2009 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.64-8
- Fix scripts so they don't get broken on install (bug #502550).
* Thu Jun  4 2009 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.64-7
- Applied patch to fix NULL dereference in JBIG2 decoder (bug #503995).

  [ 1 ] Bug #540760 - CVE-2009-4270 ghostscript buffer overflow in cups output driver
  [ 2 ] Bug #550852 - pstoraster fails on signal 6, can't print to HP PSC1610

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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