openSUSE Security Update : ghostscript-library (openSUSE-2016-1207)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for ghostscript-library fixes the following issues :

- Multiple security vulnerabilities have been discovered
where ghostscript's '-dsafer' flag did not provide
sufficient protection against unintended access to the
file system. Thus, a machine that would process a
specially crafted Postscript file would potentially leak
sensitive information to an attacker. (CVE-2013-5653,
bsc#1001951)

- An incorrect reference count was found in .setdevice.
This issue lead to a use-after-free scenario, which
could have been exploited for denial-of-service or,
possibly, arbitrary code execution attacks.
(CVE-2016-7978, bsc#1001951)

- Insufficient validation of the type of input in
.initialize_dsc_parser used to allow remote code
execution. (CVE-2016-7979, bsc#1001951)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1001951

Solution :

Update the affected ghostscript-library packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94217 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5653
CVE-2016-7978
CVE-2016-7979

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