GLSA-201412-17 : GPL Ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 79970


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-17 (GPL Ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GPL Ghostscript. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PostScript file or PDF using GPL Ghostscript, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GPL Ghostscript users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/ghostscript-gpl-9.10-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79970

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201412-17.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 12/15/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:ghostscript-gpl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/13/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0196, CVE-2009-0792, CVE-2009-3743, CVE-2009-4270, CVE-2009-4897, CVE-2010-1628, CVE-2010-2055, CVE-2010-4054, CVE-2012-4405

BID: 34184, 34445, 37410, 40107, 40467, 41593, 42640, 43932, 55494

CWE: 119, 189

GLSA: 201412-17