Debian DLA-1527-2 : ghostscript regression update

High Nessus Plugin ID 117837


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Berkeley Roshan Churchill reported a regression for the recent security update for ghostscript, announced as DLA-1527-1, caused by an incomplete fix for CVE-2018-16543. The pdf2ps tool failed to produce any output and aborted with /rangecheck in .installpagedevice error.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 9.06~dfsg-2+deb8u10.

We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117837

File Name: debian_DLA-1527.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/01

Updated: 2018/10/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ghostscript-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ghostscript-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ghostscript-x, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgs-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgs9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgs9-common, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/01