Debian dsa-5692 : ghostscript - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 197169


The remote Debian host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The remote Debian 11 / 12 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the dsa-5692 advisory.

- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Debian Security Advisory DSA-5692-1 [email protected] Salvatore Bonaccorso May 15, 2024
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------

Package : ghostscript CVE ID : CVE-2023-52722 CVE-2024-29510 CVE-2024-33869 CVE-2024-33870 CVE-2024-33871

Multiple security issues were discovered in Ghostscript, the GPL PostScript/PDF interpreter, which could result in denial of service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code if malformed document files are processed.

For the oldstable distribution (bullseye), these problems have been fixed in version 9.53.3~dfsg-7+deb11u7.

For the stable distribution (bookworm), these problems have been fixed in version 10.0.0~dfsg-11+deb12u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript packages.

For the detailed security status of ghostscript please refer to its security tracker page at:

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at:

Mailing list: [email protected]

Tenable has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Debian security advisory.

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


Upgrade the ghostscript packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 197169

File Name: debian_DSA-5692.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/16/2024

Updated: 6/14/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-52722


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:11.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgs-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ghostscript-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgs10-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgs10, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgs-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgs9-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ghostscript-x, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgs9, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:12.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ghostscript

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/15/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/14/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-52722, CVE-2024-29510, CVE-2024-33869, CVE-2024-33870, CVE-2024-33871

IAVB: 2023-B-0097-S, 2024-B-0074