Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : ghostscript vulnerability (USN-2434-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 79824


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


USN-2434-1 fixed a vulnerability in JasPer. This update provides the corresponding fix for the JasPer library embedded in the Ghostscript package.

Jose Duart discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled certain malformed JPEG-2000 image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted JPEG-2000 image file, a remote attacker could cause JasPer to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libgs8 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79824

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2434-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/12/09

Modified: 2017/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgs8, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9029

BID: 71476

OSVDB: 77595, 115355, 115481, 115482

USN: 2434-2