Amazon Linux AMI : ghostscript (ALAS-2018-1137)

High Nessus Plugin ID 119815

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

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)

Solution

Run 'yum update ghostscript' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2018-1137.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119815

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-1137.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/21

Updated: 2019/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.2

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:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ghostscript-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ghostscript-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ghostscript-doc, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/20

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Ghostscript Failed Restore Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16509

ALAS: 2018-1137