Debian DSA-4346-1 : ghostscript - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 119269

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Ghostscript, the GPL PostScript/PDF interpreter, which may result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed Postscript file is processed (despite the -dSAFER sandbox being enabled).

This update rebases ghostscript for stretch to the upstream version 9.26 which includes additional changes.

Solution

Upgrade the ghostscript packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 9.26~dfsg-0+deb9u1.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/ghostscript

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4346

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119269

File Name: debian_DSA-4346.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/29

Modified: 2018/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ghostscript, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-19134, CVE-2018-19409, CVE-2018-19475, CVE-2018-19476, CVE-2018-19477, CVE-2018-19478

DSA: 4346