RHEL 2.1 : ghostscript (RHSA-2002:123)

High Nessus Plugin ID 12302


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated packages are available for GNU Ghostscript, which fix a vulnerability found during PostScript interpretation.

Ghostscript is a program for displaying PostScript files or printing them to non-PostScript printers.

An untrusted PostScript file can cause ghostscript to execute arbitrary commands due to insufficient checking. Since GNU Ghostscript is often used during the course of printing a document (and is run as user 'lp'), all users should install these fixed packages.

The problem is fixed in the 6.53 source release of GNU Ghostscript, and the fix has been backported and applied to the packages referenced by this advisory.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2002-0363 to this issue.


Update the affected ghostscript package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 12302

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2002-123.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/06

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ghostscript, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2002/08/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0363

RHSA: 2002:123