[SECURITY] Fedora 12 Update: ghostscript-8.71-16.fc12

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Fedora Update Notification
2010-09-15 04:51:10

Name        : ghostscript
Product     : Fedora 12
Version     : 8.71
Release     : 16.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 package fixes a security problem (CVE-2010-2055) in ghostscript whereby gs uses the current working directory to look for certain types of system file.  This has been fixed by changing the default behaviour.

Additionally, several other bugs have been fixed: scripts defining GS_EXECUTABLE have been corrected; an epstopdf failure has been fixed; some crashes that could occur in some situations have been fixed; the Fontmap.local file is once again honoured.

Further, the cups driver can now use automatic memory allocation.  To enable this feature, put "RIPCache auto" in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.

* Mon Sep 13 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.71-16
- Pulled in gs_fonts.ps modification for .runlibfileifexists from
  OpenSUSE package (bug #610301).
* Fri Sep  3 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.71-15
- Restored Fontmap.local patch, incorrectly dropped after
  ghostscript-8.15.4-3 (bug #610301).
- Applied patch to let gdevcups use automatic memory allocation.  Use
  RIPCache=auto in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf to enable.
- Applied patch to fix NULL dereference in bbox driver (bug #591624).
- Applied upstream patch to fix iname.c segfault (bug #465311).
* Thu Aug 26 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.71-11
- Avoid epstopdf failure using upstream patch (bug #627390).
- More upstream fixes for bug #599564.
* Wed Aug 25 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.71-10
- Fix implementation of -P- (bug #599564).
- Use -P- and -dSAFER in scripts (bug #599564).
* Wed Aug 25 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.71-9
- Change SEARCH_HERE_FIRST default to make -P- default instead of -P
  (bug #599564).
- Removed redundant gs-executable patch (bug #502550).
* Thu Aug  5 2010 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.71-8
- Avoid another NULL pointer dereference in jbig2 code (bug #621569).
* 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 #599564 - CVE-2010-2055 Ghostscript: reads initialization files from CWD

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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