Amazon Linux 2 : ghostscript (ALAS-2023-2003)

high Nessus Plugin ID 173240


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


The version of ghostscript installed on the remote host is prior to 9.25-5. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-2003 advisory.

- Artifex Ghostscript through 9.26 mishandles .completefont. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2019-3839. (CVE-2019-25059)

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


Run 'yum update ghostscript' to update your system.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 173240

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-2003.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/22/2023

Updated: 3/22/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-25059


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ghostscript-cups, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ghostscript-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ghostscript-doc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ghostscript-gtk, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libgs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libgs-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/17/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/25/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-25059