Oracle Linux 7 : ghostscript (ELSA-2017-2180)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102298
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2180 :
An update for ghostscript is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Low. 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) :
* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in ghostscript's mem_get_bits_rectangle function. A specially crafted postscript document could cause a crash in the context of the gs process.
Additional Changes :
For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.
SolutionUpdate the affected ghostscript packages.