Debian DSA-1746-1 : ghostscript - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 35968
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Two security issues have been discovered in ghostscript, the GPL Ghostscript PostScript/PDF interpreter. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2009-0583 Jan Lieskovsky discovered multiple integer overflows in the ICC library, which allow the execution of arbitrary code via crafted ICC profiles in PostScript files with embedded images.

- CVE-2009-0584 Jan Lieskovsky discovered insufficient upper-bounds checks on certain variable sizes in the ICC library, which allow the execution of arbitrary code via crafted ICC profiles in PostScript files with embedded images.

Solution

Upgrade the ghostscript/gs-gpl packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 8.62.dfsg.1-3.2lenny1.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 8.54.dfsg.1-5etch2. Please note that the package in oldstable is called gs-gpl.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-0583

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-0584

https://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1746

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35968

File Name: debian_DSA-1746.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/20/2009

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ghostscript, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/20/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0583, CVE-2009-0584

BID: 34184

DSA: 1746

CWE: 119, 189