Oracle Linux 5 : ghostscript (ELSA-2009-0421)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67841

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0421 :

Updated ghostscript packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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 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.

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)

Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for responsibly reporting the CVE-2009-0196 flaw.

Users of ghostscript are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected ghostscript packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-April/000964.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67841

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2009-0421.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/03/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6725, CVE-2008-6679, CVE-2009-0196, CVE-2009-0583, CVE-2009-0792

BID: 34184, 34337, 34340, 34445

RHSA: 2009:0421

CWE: 119, 189