FreeBSD : Ghostscript -- arbitrary code execution (30c0f878-b03e-11e8-be8a-0011d823eebd)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 112281


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


CERT reports :

Ghostscript contains an optional -dSAFER option, which is supposed to prevent unsafe PostScript operations. Multiple PostScript operations bypass the protections provided by -dSAFER, which can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary commands with arbitrary arguments. This vulnerability can also be exploited in applications that leverage Ghostscript, such as ImageMagick, GraphicsMagick, evince, Okular, Nautilus, and others.

Exploit code for this vulnerability is publicly available.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 112281

File Name: freebsd_pkg_30c0f878b03e11e8be8a0011d823eebd.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 2018/09/05

Updated: 2018/12/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

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:freebsd:freebsd:ghostscript9-agpl-base, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ghostscript9-agpl-x11, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/08/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15908, CVE-2018-15909, CVE-2018-15910, CVE-2018-15911