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Re: Ghostscript 8.64 executes random code at startup



Dnia Åroda, 26 maja 2010 o 04:32:51 paul.szabo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx napisaÅ(a):
> Dear Christopher,
> 
> > Ghostscript_8.64 on openSuSE_11.2 executes all files matching
> > ./Encoding/* on startup.  This search is relative to the current
> > directory so it is easy to poison Ghostscript and cause it to execute
> > arbitrary PostScript code without user action or knowledge.
> >
> > Details: <URL:https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=608071>
> 
> Interesting! So if someone creates /tmp/Encoding then it is dangerous
> to do
>   cd /tmp; gs any.ps
> 
> I now used:
>   strace -omylog gs
>   grep '"\./' mylog | sort -u
> and that shows that gs tries many files in currrent directory,
> "protection" against just ./Encoding is not enough.

What is in the file "any.ps"?

You are exposed to the Encoding vulnerability without feeding *anything* to 
Ghostscript:

cd /tmp
gs
Bang!