Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : ghostscript, gs-esp, gs-gpl vulnerabilities (USN-757-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 37438
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Ghostscript contained a buffer underflow in its CCITTFax decoding filter. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2007-6725)

It was discovered that Ghostscript contained a buffer overflow in the BaseFont writer module. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted Postscript file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-6679)

It was discovered that Ghostscript contained additional integer overflows in its ICC color management library. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted Postscript or PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0792)

Alin Rad Pop discovered that Ghostscript contained a buffer overflow in the jbig2dec library. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0196)

USN-743-1 provided updated ghostscript and gs-gpl packages to fix two security vulnerabilities. This update corrects the same vulnerabilities in the gs-esp package.

It was discovered that Ghostscript contained multiple integer overflows in its ICC color management library. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted Postscript file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0583)

It was discovered that Ghostscript did not properly perform bounds checking in its ICC color management library. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted Postscript file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0584).

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/757-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37438

File Name: ubuntu_USN-757-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

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: 8.1

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

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

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:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/15/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6725, CVE-2008-6679, CVE-2009-0196, CVE-2009-0583, CVE-2009-0584, CVE-2009-0792

BID: 34184, 34337, 34340, 34445

USN: 757-1

CWE: 119, 189