Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : ghostscript, gs-esp, gs-gpl vulnerability (USN-599-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Chris Evans discovered that Ghostscript contained a buffer overflow in
its color space handling code. If a user or automated system were
tricked into opening a crafted Postscript file, an attacker could
cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of
the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-0411).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31848 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28017

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0411