FreeBSD : ghostscript -- denial of service (crash) via crafted Postscript files (fc1f6658-4f53-11e5-934b-002590263bf5)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

MITRE reports :

Integer overflow in the gs_heap_alloc_bytes function in
base/gsmalloc.c in Ghostscript 9.15 and earlier allows remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted
Postscript (ps) file, as demonstrated by using the ps2pdf command,
which triggers an out-of-bounds read or write.

See also :

http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=696041
http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=696070
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=0c0b0859
http://www.nessus.org/u?0c1be685

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85731 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3228

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