Artifex Ghostscript Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 117459
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Synopsis

The remote Windows host contains a library that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of Artifex Ghostscript installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 9.24. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities due to improperly handling PostScript data. A context-dependent attacker could cause a buffer overflow, potentially crashing the service.

Solution

Update to 9.24.

See Also

https://ghostscript.com/doc/9.24/History9.htm

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4288

https://www.artifex.com/news/ghostscript-security-resolved/

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=1640

https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=699654

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117459

File Name: ghostscript_9_24.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 9/12/2018

Updated: 4/27/2020

Dependencies: ghostscript_detect.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-16585

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:artifex:ghostscript, cpe:/a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Ghostscript

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/3/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/3/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15908, CVE-2018-15909, CVE-2018-15910, CVE-2018-15911, CVE-2018-16511, CVE-2018-16513, CVE-2018-16539, CVE-2018-16540, CVE-2018-16541, CVE-2018-16542, CVE-2018-16543, CVE-2018-16585