RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : ghostscript (RHSA-2008:0155)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated ghostscript packages that fix a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Ghostscript is a program for displaying PostScript files, or printing
them to non-PostScript printers.

Chris Evans from the Google Security Team reported a stack-based
buffer overflow flaw in Ghostscript's zseticcspace() function. An
attacker could create a malicious PostScript file that would cause
Ghostscript to execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2008-0411)

These updated packages also fix a bug, which prevented the pxlmono
printer driver from producing valid output on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4.

All users of ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-0411.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0155.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31307 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0411