SUSE SLES11 Security Update : ghostscript-library (SUSE-SU-2017:1322-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100264


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


This update for ghostscript fixes the following security vulnerability :

- CVE-2017-8291: A remote command execution and a -dSAFER bypass via a crafted .eps document were exploited in the wild. (bsc#1036453) This update is a reissue including the SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3 product.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5:zypper in -t patch sleclo50sp3-ghostscript-library-13109=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-ghostscript-library-13109=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-ghostscript-library-13109=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-ghostscript-library-13109=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-ghostscript-library-13109=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-ghostscript-library-13109=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-ghostscript-library-13109=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100264

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1322-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/18

Modified: 2018/01/31

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:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-fonts-other, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-fonts-rus, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-fonts-std, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-library, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-omni, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-x11, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgimpprint, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8291

OSVDB: 156431