Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : ghostscript (ELSA-2008-0155)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67660


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0155 :

Updated ghostscript packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Ghostscript is a program for displaying PostScript files, or printing them to non-PostScript printers.

Chris Evans from the Google Security Team reported a stack-based buffer overflow flaw in Ghostscript's zseticcspace() function. An attacker could create a malicious PostScript file that would cause Ghostscript to execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2008-0411)

These updated packages also fix a bug, which prevented the pxlmono printer driver from producing valid output on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

All users of ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve these issues.


Update the affected ghostscript packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67660

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0155.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ghostscript-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ghostscript-gtk, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:hpijs, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/28

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0411

BID: 28017

OSVDB: 42310

RHSA: 2008:0155

CWE: 119