GLSA-201702-31 : GPL Ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201702-31
(GPL Ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GPL Ghostscript and the
bundled OpenJPEG. Please review the CVE identifiers and GLSA-201612-26
(OpenJPEG) referenced below for additional information.
Note: GPL Ghostscript in Gentoo since app-text/ghostscript-gpl-9.20-r1
no longer bundles OpenJPEG.

Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially
crafted PostScript file or PDF using GPL Ghostscript possibly resulting
in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or
a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-26
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201702-31

Solution :

All GPL Ghostscript users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
'>=app-text/ghostscript-gpl-9.20-r1'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97343 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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