CentOS 8 : ghostscript (CESA-2019:0971)

high Nessus Plugin ID 145662
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The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2019:0971 advisory.

- ghostscript: superexec operator is available (700585) (CVE-2019-3835)

- ghostscript: forceput in DefineResource is still accessible (700576) (CVE-2019-3838)

- ghostscript: missing attack vector protections for CVE-2019-6116 (CVE-2019-3839)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 145662

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2019-0971.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/29/2021

Updated: 3/23/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-3839


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ghostscript-doc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ghostscript-tools-dvipdf, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ghostscript-tools-fonts, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ghostscript-tools-printing, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ghostscript-x11, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libgs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libgs-devel

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/7/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/21/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-3835, CVE-2019-3838, CVE-2019-3839

BID: 107520, 107855, 108441

RHSA: 2019:0971