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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60565

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0345 did not address all possible integer overflow flaws 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 that could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-0792)

A buffer overflow flaw and multiple missing boundary checks were found in Ghostscript. An attacker could create a specially crafted PostScript or PDF file that could cause Ghostscript to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2008-6679, CVE-2007-6725, CVE-2009-0196)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?5d2c9afd

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60565

File Name: sl_20090414_ghostscript_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

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: 2009/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6725, CVE-2008-6679, CVE-2009-0196, CVE-2009-0792

CWE: 119, 189