Fedora 13 : ghostscript-8.71-16.fc13 (2010-14640)

High Nessus Plugin ID 49938


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This package fixes a security problem (CVE-2010-2055) in ghostscript whereby gs uses the current working directory to look for certain types of system file. This has been fixed by changing the default behaviour.

Additionally, several other bugs have been fixed: scripts defining GS_EXECUTABLE have been corrected; an epstopdf failure has been fixed;
some crashes that could occur in some situations have been fixed; the Fontmap.local file is once again honoured.

Further, the cups driver can now use automatic memory allocation. To enable this feature, put 'RIPCache auto' in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected ghostscript package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49938

File Name: fedora_2010-14640.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/10/12

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ghostscript, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:13

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2055

BID: 40467

OSVDB: 66247

FEDORA: 2010-14640