RHEL 3 : ghostscript (RHSA-2005:081)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19827


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated ghostscript packages that fix a PDF output issue and a temporary file security bug are now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

A bug was found in the way several of Ghostscript's utility scripts created temporary files. A local user could cause these utilities to overwrite files that the victim running the utility has write access to. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2004-0967 to this issue.

Additionally, this update addresses the following issue :

A problem has been identified in the PDF output driver, which can cause output to be delayed indefinitely on some systems. The fix has been backported from GhostScript 7.07.

All users of ghostscript should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.


Update the affected ghostscript, ghostscript-devel and / or hpijs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19827

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-081.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/10/05

Modified: 2017/01/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:ND/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ghostscript-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hpijs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/09/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0467, CVE-2004-0967

OSVDB: 11069, 13196

RHSA: 2005:081