Debian DLA-1598-1 : ghostscript security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 119267

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Several security vulnerabilities were discovered in Ghostscript, an interpreter for the PostScript language, which could result in denial of service, the creation of files or the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed Postscript file is processed (despite the dSAFER sandbox being enabled).

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 9.06~dfsg-2+deb8u12.

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.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/11/msg00036.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/ghostscript

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119267

File Name: debian_DLA-1598.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/29

Modified: 2018/11/29

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: 2018/11/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-19409, CVE-2018-19475, CVE-2018-19476, CVE-2018-19477