Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : ghostscript vulnerability (USN-2697-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

William Robinet and Stefan Cornelius discovered that Ghostscript did
not correctly handle certain Postscript files. If a user or automated
system were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker
could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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 libgs9 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85155 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3228

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