Fedora 29 : ghostscript (2018-81ee973d7c)

Medium 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: Medium

ID: 120572

File Name: fedora_2018-81ee973d7c.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/01/03

Updated: 2019/04/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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: 2018/09/21

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