Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ghostscript (MDKSA-2007:208)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37643


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A function in the JasPer JPEG-2000 library before 1.900 could allow a remote user-assisted attack to cause a crash and possibly corrupt the heap via malformed image files.

Newer versions of ghostscript contain an embedded copy of libjasper and as such is vulnerable to this issue.

Updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37643

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-208.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

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:mandriva:linux:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ghostscript-X, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ghostscript-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ghostscript-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ghostscript-dvipdf, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ghostscript-module-X, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gs8, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gs8-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ijs1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ijs1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgs8, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgs8-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libijs1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libijs1-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2721

MDKSA: 2007:208