Fedora 29 : ghostscript (2018-81ee973d7c)

high Nessus Plugin ID 120572



The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This is a security update for `CVE-2018-16802`. It also fixes a printing problem discovered in one of the previous CVE fixes.

NOTE: *Please, be advised that there's a separate issue related to printing problems, which is connected to CUPS itself, meaning this update might not completely resolve your printing issues.*


This is a rebase to latest upstream version of `Ghostscript`, which fixes several high important CVEs recently discovered. It is advised to update this version as soon as possible.


Security fix for CVE-2018-15909 and some other bug fixes.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website.
Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected ghostscript package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 120572

File Name: fedora_2018-81ee973d7c.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/3/2019

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ghostscript, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:29

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/21/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/27/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15909, CVE-2018-15911, CVE-2018-16510, CVE-2018-16539, CVE-2018-16540, CVE-2018-16541, CVE-2018-16542, CVE-2018-16543, CVE-2018-16802