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Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 09:53:31 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <>
CC: Ramon de C Valle <>, Vincent Danen <>,
        Tomas Hoger <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: ghostscript: system initialization
 file uncontrolled search path element

On 01/04/2012 04:56 AM, Ramon de C Valle wrote:
> Hi Kurt,
> We identified and are separating the bugs discussed in Bug 599564[1] in two
> different issues. Can you assign a CVE Identifier to the following issue:
> Ghostscript included the current working directory in its library search
> path by default. If a user ran Ghostscript without the "-P-" option in an
> attacker-controlled directory containing a specially-crafted PostScript
> library file, it could cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary PostScript
> code. With this update, Ghostscript no longer searches the current working
> directory for library files by default.[1]
> [1]
> Thanks,
Assigning a 2010 CVE since this was made public in 2010. Please use
CVE-2010-4820 for this issue.


-- Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team

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