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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 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).

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 :

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

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