Scientific Linux Security Update : ghostscript on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60549


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


Multiple integer overflow flaws which could lead to heap-based buffer overflows, as well as multiple insufficient input validation flaws, were found in Ghostscript's International Color Consortium Format library (icclib). Using specially crafted ICC profiles, an attacker could create a malicious PostScript or PDF file with embedded images which could cause Ghostscript to crash, or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened by the victim. (CVE-2009-0583, CVE-2009-0584)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60549

File Name: sl_20090319_ghostscript_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0583, CVE-2009-0584

CWE: 119, 189