SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ghostscript (SUSE-SU-2017:1404-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100410


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


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. (bsc#1032120)

- CVE-2017-5951: A NULL pointer dereference allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted PostScript document. (bsc#1032114)

- CVE-2017-7207: A NULL pointer dereference allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted PostScript document. (bsc#1030263) This is a reissue of the previous update to also include SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 GA LTSS packages.

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 Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-866=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2017-866=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-2017-866=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-866=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-866=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2017-866=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2017-866=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-866=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2017-866=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100410

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1404-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/25

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/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, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-x11, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-x11-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 2017/05/24

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 149755, 154062, 154925, 154982, 156431