RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : ghostscript (RHSA-2009:0345)

high Nessus Plugin ID 35972
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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated ghostscript packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

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

Ghostscript is a set of software that provides a PostScript(TM) interpreter, a set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library, which implements the graphics capabilities in the PostScript language) and an interpreter for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Multiple integer overflow flaws which could lead to heap-based buffer overflows, as well as multiple insufficient input validation flaws, were found in Ghostscript's International Color Consortium Format library (icclib). Using specially crafted ICC profiles, an attacker could create a malicious PostScript or PDF file with embedded images which could cause Ghostscript to crash, or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened by the victim. (CVE-2009-0583, CVE-2009-0584)

All users of ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0583

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-0584

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009:0345

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35972

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0345.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/20/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ghostscript-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ghostscript-gtk, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hpijs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/19/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/23/2009

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2009:0345

CWE: 119, 189