Oracle Linux 7 : ghostscript (ELSA-2018-3650)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119166
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2018:3650 :
An update for ghostscript is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
The Ghostscript suite contains utilities for rendering PostScript and PDF documents. Ghostscript translates PostScript code to common bitmap formats so that the code can be displayed or printed.
Security Fix(es) :
* ghostscript: .tempfile file permission issues (699657) (CVE-2018-15908)
* ghostscript: shading_param incomplete type checking (699660) (CVE-2018-15909)
* ghostscript: missing type check in type checker (699659) (CVE-2018-16511)
* ghostscript: incorrect access checking in temp file handling to disclose contents of files (699658) (CVE-2018-16539)
For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.
Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy (Google Project Zero) for reporting CVE-2018-15908.
SolutionUpdate the affected ghostscript packages.