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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2015 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).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31848 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28017

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0411