[gs-bugs] [Bug 691356] New: Relative filenames in scripts

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Mon May 31 22:23:48 UTC 2010


http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=691356

           Summary: Relative filenames in scripts
           Product: Ghostscript
           Version: 8.64
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: critical
          Priority: P4
         Component: General
        AssignedTo: support at artifex.com
        ReportedBy: paul at maths.usyd.edu.au
         QAContact: gs-bugs at ghostscript.com
   Estimated Hours: 0.0


Many gs scripts use "auxiliary" PS files. No absolute pathnames are
used, and thus are tried from "current directory" first, leading to
unsafe code execution. Scripts in in /usr/bin:

  bdftops dumphint dvipdf eps2eps font2c gsbj gsdj gsdj500 gslj gslp
  gsnd pdf2dsc pdf2ps pdfopt pf2afm pfbtopfa printafm ps2ascii ps2epsi
  ps2pdf ps2pdf12 ps2pdf13 ps2pdf14 ps2pdfwr ps2ps ps2ps2 wftopfa

See also
  http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=691339
Shame that GS developers do not know how to use GS safely.

Cheers,

Paul Szabo   psz at maths.usyd.edu.au   http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/psz/
School of Mathematics and Statistics   University of Sydney    Australia

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