Fedora 8 : ghostscript-8.61-8.fc8 (2008-1998)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31364


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update contains a back-ported fix for a security issue that allows malicious PostScript input files to cause a stack-based buffer overflow (CVE-2008-0411). This update also restores JPEG2000 support.

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


Update the affected ghostscript package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31364

File Name: fedora_2008-1998.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/03/07

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ghostscript, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/03

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0411

BID: 28017

FEDORA: 2008-1998

CWE: 119