Ubuntu 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : ghostscript, gs-gpl vulnerability (USN-501-2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28105


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


USN-501-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Jasper. This update provides the corresponding update for the Jasper internal to Ghostscript.

It was discovered that Jasper did not correctly handle corrupted JPEG2000 images. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted JPG, a remote attacker could cause the application using libjasper to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28105

File Name: ubuntu_USN-501-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ghostscript-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ghostscript-x, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gs-aladdin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gs-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gs-esp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gs-esp-x, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gs-gpl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgs-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgs-esp-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgs8, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2721

OSVDB: 36137

USN: 501-2