[SECURITY] Fedora 9 Update: ghostscript-8.63-2.fc9

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Fedora Update Notification
2009-03-21 00:48:56

Name        : ghostscript
Product     : Fedora 9
Version     : 8.63
Release     : 2.fc9
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:

Security update for integer overflows (CVE-2009-0583) and upper bounds checks
(CVE-2009-0584) in the ICC profile handling.

* Fri Mar 20 2009 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.63-2
- Applied patch to fix CVE-2009-0583 (bug #487742) and CVE-2009-0584
  (bug #487744).
* Mon Aug  4 2008 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.63-1
- 8.63.  No longer need r8591 or incomplete-ccittfax patches.
- Compile without strict aliasing opts due to warnings across several
- Don't run autogen.sh for main package, just for ijs which doesn't
  ship with a configure script.
* Mon Jun 23 2008 Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> 8.62-4
- Applied patch to work around bug #229174.
- Applied patch from upstream to fix box_fill_path for shfill (bug #452348).

  [ 1 ] Bug #487742 - CVE-2009-0583 ghostscript: Multiple integer overflows in the International Color Consortium Format Library
  [ 2 ] Bug #487744 - CVE-2009-0584 ghostscript: Multiple insufficient upper-bounds checks on certain sizes in the International Color Consortium Format Library

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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