Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : ghostscript vulnerabilities (USN-3148-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered multiple vulnerabilities in the way that
Ghostscript processes 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.
(CVE-2016-7976, CVE-2016-7978, CVE-2016-7979, CVE-2016-8602)

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Ghostscript related to
information disclosure. If a user or automated system were tricked
into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could expose
sensitive data. (CVE-2013-5653, CVE-2016-7977).

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 packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95467 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5653
CVE-2016-7976
CVE-2016-7977
CVE-2016-7978
CVE-2016-7979
CVE-2016-8602

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