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Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:51:25 +0000
From: Jordan Glover <>
To: "" <>, "" <>
Subject: Re: Re: ghostscript: 1Policy operator gives access to .forceput CVE-2018-18284

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On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:48 PM, Tavis Ormandy <> wrote:

> Apparently it wasn't clear that this allowed reading and writing of arbitrary files, here is a full exploit (I just modified the CVE-2018-17961 exploit).
> $ convert executeonly-bypass.pdf exploit.jpg
> $ tail -1 ~/.bashrc
> echo pwned by postscript
> Thanks, Tavis.

Do you know if upstream is going to make new release soon or distros should take the
pain and backport all of those themselves?

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