FreeBSD : ghostscript -- buffer overflow vulnerability (f0f97b94-3f95-11de-a3fd-0030843d3802)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38763


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


SecurityFocus reports :

Ghostscript is prone to a remote buffer-overflow vulnerability because it fails to properly bounds-check user-supplied input before copying it into a finite-sized buffer.

Exploiting this issue allows remote attackers to overwrite a sensitive memory buffer with arbitrary data, potentially allowing them to execute malicious machine code in the context of the affected application. This vulnerability may facilitate the compromise of affected computers.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38763

File Name: freebsd_pkg_f0f97b943f9511dea3fd0030843d3802.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/05/14

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ghostscript8, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ghostscript8-nox11, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/05/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/02/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-6679

BID: 34340

CWE: 119