Oracle Linux 7 : ghostscript (ELSA-2018-3761)

High Nessus Plugin ID 119329

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2018:3761 :

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: incomplete fix for CVE-2018-16509 (CVE-2018-16863)

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.

Bug Fix(es) :

* Previously, the flushpage operator has been removed as part of a major clean-up of a non-standard operator. However, flushpage has been found to be used in a few specific use cases. With this update, it has been re-added to support those use cases. (BZ#1654290)

Solution

Update the affected ghostscript packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2018-December/008316.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119329

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-3761.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/04

Modified: 2018/12/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ghostscript-cups, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ghostscript-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ghostscript-doc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ghostscript-gtk, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16863

RHSA: 2018:3761