[SECURITY] Fedora 8 Update: ghostscript-8.61-8.fc8

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Fedora Update Notification
2008-03-03 17:58:44

Name        : ghostscript
Product     : Fedora 8
Version     : 8.61
Release     : 8.fc8
URL         : http://www.ghostscript.com/
Summary     : A PostScript(TM) interpreter and renderer.
Description :
Ghostscript is a set of software that provides a PostScript(TM)
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 contains a back-ported fix for a security issue that allows
malicious PostScript input files to cause a stack-based buffer overflow
(CVE-2008-0411).    This update also restores JPEG2000 support.

* Wed Feb 27 2008 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.61-8
- Applied patch to fix CVE-2008-0411 (bug #431536).
* Fri Feb 22 2008 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.61-7
- Build with jasper again (bug #433897).  Build requires jasper-devel, and
  a patch to remove jas_set_error_cb reference.
* Mon Jan 28 2008 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.61-6
- Don't build with jasper support.
- Remove bundled libraries.
* Tue Dec 11 2007 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.61-5
- Applied upstream patch for bug #416321.
* Fri Nov 30 2007 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.61-4
- Fixed runlibfileifexists patch.
* Fri Nov 30 2007 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.61-3
- Revert previous change, but define .runlibfileifexists not just
* Thu Nov 29 2007 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.61-2
- Fixed cidfmap (bug #402481).
* Wed Nov 28 2007 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.61-1
- 8.61 (bug #402481).
- Build with --disable-compile-inits (bug #402501).
- Add %{_datadir}/fonts to fontpath (bug #402481).
- Restore the cidfmap-switching bits (bug #402481).

  [ 1 ] Bug #431536 - CVE-2008-0411 ghostscript: stack-based buffer overflow in .seticcspace operator

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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