CentOS 7 : ghostscript (CESA-2018:3761)

high Nessus Plugin ID 119666
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?391d0f86

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119666

File Name: centos_RHSA-2018-3761.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/14/2018

Updated: 4/2/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-16863

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/13/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/3/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16863

RHSA: 2018:3761