OracleVM 3.3 / 3.4 : ghostscript (OVMSA-2018-0285)

High Nessus Plugin ID 119484


The remote OracleVM host is missing a security update.


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :

- It was found that the fix for CVE-2018-16509 was not complete, the missing pieces added into ghostscript-CVE-2018-16509.patch

- Resolves: #1641124 - CVE-2018-16509 ghostscript:
/invalidaccess bypass after failed restore

- Added security fix for CVE-2017-8291 (bug #1446063)


Update the affected ghostscript package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119484

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2018-0285.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2018/12/07

Updated: 2019/09/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:ghostscript, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.3, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.4

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/04/27

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Ghostscript Failed Restore Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8291, CVE-2018-16509