Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : ghostscript (ELSA-2009-0345)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67823


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0345 :

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

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

Ghostscript is a set of software that provides a PostScript(TM) interpreter, a set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library, which implements the graphics capabilities in the PostScript language) and an interpreter for Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

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)

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


Update the affected ghostscript packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67823

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2009-0345.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/12/07

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: 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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/19

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 52988, 53255

RHSA: 2009:0345

CWE: 119, 189