Scientific Linux Security Update : ghostscript on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100173


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


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.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100173

File Name: sl_20170512_ghostscript_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/15

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8291