Oracle Linux 6 : ghostscript (ELSA-2017-0014)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:0014 :

An update for ghostscript is now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. 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) :

* It was found that the ghostscript functions getenv, filenameforall
and .libfile did not honor the -dSAFER option, usually used when
processing untrusted documents, leading to information disclosure. A
specially crafted postscript document could read environment variable,
list directory and retrieve file content respectively, from the
target. (CVE-2013-5653, CVE-2016-7977)

* It was found that the ghostscript function .initialize_dsc_parser
did not validate its parameter before using it, allowing a type
confusion flaw. A specially crafted postscript document could cause a
crash code execution in the context of the gs process. (CVE-2016-7979)

* It was found that ghostscript did not sufficiently check the
validity of parameters given to the .sethalftone5 function. A
specially crafted postscript document could cause a crash, or execute
arbitrary code in the context of the gs process. (CVE-2016-8602)

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-January/006611.html

Solution :

Update the affected ghostscript 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 : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96299 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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