Scientific Linux Security Update : ghostscript on SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 119445


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security


Security Fix(es) :

- It was discovered that the ghostscript /invalidaccess
checks fail under certain conditions. An attacker could
possibly exploit this to bypass the

- -dSAFER protection and, for example, execute arbitrary
shell commands via a specially crafted PostScript
document. (CVE-2018-16509)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119445

File Name: sl_20181204_ghostscript_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/06

Modified: 2018/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/04

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Ghostscript Failed Restore Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16509