This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
Ghostscript is a set of software that provides a PostScript
interpreter, a set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library, which
implements the graphics capabilities in the PostScript language) and
an interpreter for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
found in Ghostscript's International Color Consortium Format library
(icclib). An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript or
PDF file with embedded images that would cause Ghostscript to crash
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Ghostscript. (CVE-2012-4405)
Users of Ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 62057 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-4405
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