Debian Security Advisory DSA 286-1 (gs-common)

The remote host is missing an update to gs-common announced via advisory DSA 286-1.
Paul Szabo discovered insecure creation of a temporary file in ps2epsi, a script that is distributed as part of gs-common which contains common files for different Ghostscript releases. ps2epsiuses a temporary file in the process of invoking ghostscript. This file was created in an insecure fashion, which could allow a local attacker to overwrite files owned by a user who invokes ps2epsi. For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by this problem. For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version We recommend that you upgrade your gs-common package.