Ghostscript 8.64 executes random code at startup

Credit: ne01026
Risk: High
Local: Yes
Remote: No

CVSS Base Score: 7.2/10
Impact Subscore: 10/10
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9/10
Exploit range: Local
Attack complexity: Low
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: Complete
Integrity impact: Complete
Availability impact: Complete

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:>


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