Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : ghostscript vulnerabilities (USN-3773-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117867

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

It was discovered that Ghostscript contained multiple security issues.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could possibly use these issues to access arbitrary files, execute arbitrary code, or cause a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected ghostscript and / or libgs9 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3773-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117867

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3773-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/02

Modified: 2018/12/01

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgs9, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16510, CVE-2018-17183

USN: 3773-1