Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : ghostscript vulnerabilities (USN-1317-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 57436
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that Ghostscript did not correctly handle memory allocation when parsing certain malformed JPEG-2000 images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted image, an attacker could cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2008-3520)

It was discovered that Ghostscript did not correctly handle certain formatting operations when parsing JPEG-2000 images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted image, an attacker could cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2008-3522)

It was discovered that Ghostscript incorrectly handled certain malformed TrueType fonts. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a document containing a specially crafted font, an attacker could cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. (CVE-2009-3743)

It was discovered that Ghostscript incorrectly handled certain malformed Type 2 fonts. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a document containing a specially crafted font, an attacker could cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-4054)

Jonathan Foote discovered that Ghostscript incorrectly handled certain malformed JPEG-2000 image files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted JPEG-2000 image file, an attacker could cause Ghostscript to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2011-4516, CVE-2011-4517).

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 libgs8 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1317-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 57436

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1317-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/5/2012

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgs8, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/4/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/2/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3520, CVE-2008-3522, CVE-2009-3743, CVE-2010-4054, CVE-2011-4516, CVE-2011-4517

BID: 31470, 42640, 43932, 50992

USN: 1317-1

CWE: 119, 189