RHEL 6 / 7 : ghostscript (RHSA-2017:1230)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100172


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for ghostscript is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. 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 ghostscript did not properly validate the parameters passed to the .rsdparams and .eqproc functions. During its execution, a specially crafted PostScript document could execute code in the context of the ghostscript process, bypassing the -dSAFER protection. (CVE-2017-8291)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100172

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-1230.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/15

Modified: 2018/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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:ND


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ghostscript-cups, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ghostscript-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ghostscript-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ghostscript-doc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ghostscript-gtk, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8291

OSVDB: 156431

RHSA: 2017:1230