Debian DSA-2080-1 : ghostscript - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 48223


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


Several security issues have been discovered in Ghostscript, a GPL PostScript/PDF interpreter, which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code if a user processes a malformed PDF or Postscript file.


Upgrade the ghostscript packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 8.62.dfsg.1-3.2lenny4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 48223

File Name: debian_DSA-2080.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/3/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/1/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6725, CVE-2008-3522, CVE-2008-6679, CVE-2009-0196, CVE-2009-0792, CVE-2009-4270, CVE-2010-1869

BID: 31470, 34184, 34337, 34340, 34445, 37410, 40103

DSA: 2080

CWE: 119, 189