CentOS 6 / 7 : ghostscript (CESA-2017:1230)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100175

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

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)

Solution

Update the affected ghostscript packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?b11e3255

http://www.nessus.org/u?4d8eff59

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100175

File Name: centos_RHSA-2017-1230.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/16

Updated: 2019/10/02

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:centos:centos:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ghostscript-cups, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ghostscript-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ghostscript-doc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ghostscript-gtk, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/04/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8291

RHSA: 2017:1230