EulerOS Virtualization 2.5.4 : ghostscript (EulerOS-SA-2019-1202)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 123888


The remote EulerOS Virtualization host is missing multiple security updates.


According to the versions of the ghostscript package installed, the EulerOS Virtualization installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- It was discovered that the ghostscript did not properly restrict access to files open prior to enabling the
-dSAFER mode. An attacker could possibly exploit this to bypass the -dSAFER protection and disclose the content of affected files via a specially crafted PostScript document.i1/4^CVE-2018-16539i1/4%0

- It was discovered that the ghostscript device cleanup did not properly handle devices replaced with a null device. An attacker could possibly exploit this to bypass the -dSAFER protection and crash ghostscript or, possibly, execute arbitrary code in the ghostscript context via a specially crafted PostScript document.i1/4^CVE-2018-16541i1/4%0

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


Update the affected ghostscript packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 123888

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2019-1202.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 2019/04/09

Updated: 2020/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-16539

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:ghostscript, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:uvp:2.5.4

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/04/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16539, CVE-2018-16541