Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : ghostscript, gs-gpl vulnerabilities (USN-743-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Ghostscript contained multiple integer
overflows in its ICC color management library. 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-2009-0583)

It was discovered that Ghostscript did not properly perform bounds
checking in its ICC color management library. 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-2009-0584).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36471 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34184

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0583
CVE-2009-0584