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Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 11:02:48 -0700
From: Tavis Ormandy <taviso@...gle.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Re: More Ghostscript Issues: Should we disable PS
 coders in policy.xml by default?

Quick update, this
<http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git&a=commitdiff&h=5812b1b78fc4>
commit fixes that problem, but I noticed that fix is incomplete and can be
bypassed, so filed another bug for that (the new bug is 699718).

$ ./gs -dSAFER bug699718.txt
GPL Ghostscript GIT PRERELEASE 9.25 (2018-09-03)
Copyright (C) 2018 Artifex Software, Inc.  All rights reserved.
This software comes with NO WARRANTY: see the file PUBLIC for details.
uid=1000(taviso) gid=1000(primarygroup)


I would like to re-emphasize that while Ghostscript is very capable and
mature software, I consider the -dSAFER sandbox to be a fragile security
boundary and that we should consider deprecating (or minimizing the use of)
untrusted postscript.

Tavis.


On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 1:08 PM Tavis Ormandy <taviso@...gle.com> wrote:

>
>
> On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 1:03 PM Brandon Perry <bperry.volatile@...il.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> > On Sep 4, 2018, at 2:59 PM, Tavis Ormandy <taviso@...gle.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > OK, well, the fixes missed 9.24 so vendors will have to either ship
>> patches
>> > once they land or wait for 9.25.
>> >
>> > $ ./gs -v
>> > GPL Ghostscript 9.24 (2018-09-03)
>> > Copyright (C) 2018 Artifex Software, Inc.  All rights reserved.
>> > $ ./gs -q -dSAFER -sDEVICE=ppmraw -f testcase.ps
>> > uid=1000(taviso) gid=1000(taviso)
>> >
>> > Let me know if anyone wants that testcase.
>>
>> Hey Tavis, could I have a copy of the test case please? Thanks so much.
>>
>
> Sure, here it is.
>
> Thanks, Tavis.
>
>

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