Updated ghostscript packages that fix a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The Ghostscript suite contains utilities for rendering PostScript and PDF documents. Ghostscript translates PostScript code to common, bitmap formats so that the code can be displayed or printed.
- Previously, some PDF files with incomplete ASCII base-85 encoded images caused the ghostscript utility to terminate with the following error:
/syntaxerror in IDThe problem occurred when the image ended with "~" (tilde) instead of "~>" (tilde, right angle bracket) as defined in the PDF specification. An upstream patch has been applied and ghostscript now handles these PDF files without errors.
Users of ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.