openSUSE Security Update : ghostscript (openSUSE-2017-558)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100041


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for ghostscript fixes the following security vulnerabilities :

CVE-2017-8291: A remote command execution and a -dSAFER bypass via a crafted .eps document were exploited in the wild. (bsc#1036453)

CVE-2016-9601: An integer overflow in the bundled jbig2dec library could have been misused to cause a Denial-of-Service. (bsc#1018128)

CVE-2016-10220: A NULL pointer dereference in the PDF Transparency module allowed remote attackers to cause a Denial-of-Service.

CVE-2017-5951: A NULL pointer dereference allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted PostScript document.

CVE-2017-7207: A NULL pointer dereference allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted PostScript document.

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


Update the affected ghostscript packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100041

File Name: openSUSE-2017-558.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/09

Updated: 2019/04/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-mini, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-mini-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-mini-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-mini-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-x11, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-x11-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10220, CVE-2016-9601, CVE-2017-5951, CVE-2017-7207, CVE-2017-8291