GLSA-201811-12 : GPL Ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 119132

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201811-12 (GPL Ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GPL Ghostscript. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for additional information.
Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PostScript file or PDF document using GPL Ghostscript possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, a Denial of Service condition, or other unspecified impacts, Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All GPL Ghostscript users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/ghostscript-gpl-9.26'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201811-12

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119132

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201811-12.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 11/26/2018

Updated: 2/23/2021

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-16509

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:ghostscript-gpl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/24/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/19/2017

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Ghostscript Failed Restore Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11714, CVE-2017-7948, CVE-2017-9610, CVE-2017-9611, CVE-2017-9612, CVE-2017-9618, CVE-2017-9619, CVE-2017-9620, CVE-2017-9726, CVE-2017-9727, CVE-2017-9739, CVE-2017-9740, CVE-2017-9835, CVE-2018-10194, CVE-2018-15908, CVE-2018-15909, CVE-2018-15910, CVE-2018-15911, CVE-2018-16509, CVE-2018-16510, CVE-2018-16511, CVE-2018-16513, CVE-2018-16539, CVE-2018-16540, CVE-2018-16541, CVE-2018-16542, CVE-2018-16543, CVE-2018-16585, CVE-2018-16802, CVE-2018-18284, CVE-2018-19409

GLSA: 201811-12