Debian DSA-3986-1 : ghostscript - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 103578
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Ghostscript, the GPL PostScript/PDF interpreter, which may result in denial of service if a specially crafted Postscript file is processed.

Solution

Upgrade the ghostscript packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 9.06~dfsg-2+deb8u6.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 9.20~dfsg-3.2+deb9u1.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=869907

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=869910

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=869913

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=869915

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=869916

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=869917

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=869977

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/ghostscript

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/ghostscript

https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3986

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103578

File Name: debian_DSA-3986.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/2/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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:debian:debian_linux:ghostscript, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 9/29/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11714, CVE-2017-9611, CVE-2017-9612, CVE-2017-9726, CVE-2017-9727, CVE-2017-9739, CVE-2017-9835

DSA: 3986