Oracle Linux 7 : ghostscript (ELSA-2017-2180)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2180 :

An update for ghostscript is now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Low. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link (s) in the References section.

The Ghostscript suite contains utilities for rendering PostScript and
PDF documents. Ghostscript translates PostScript code to common bitmap
formats so that the code can be displayed or printed.

Security Fix(es) :

* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in ghostscript's
mem_get_bits_rectangle function. A specially crafted postscript
document could cause a crash in the context of the gs process.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected ghostscript packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102298 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-7207

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