Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : ghostscript vulnerabilities (USN-2483-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 81018

Synopsis

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

Description

USN-2483-1 fixed vulnerabilities in JasPer. This update provides the corresponding fix for the JasPer library embedded in the Ghostscript package.

Jose Duart discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled ICC color profiles in 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. (CVE-2014-8137)

Jose Duart discovered that JasPer incorrectly decoded 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.
(CVE-2014-8138)

It was 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. (CVE-2014-8157)

It was discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled memory when processing 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.
(CVE-2014-8158).

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.

Solution

Update the affected libgs8 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2483-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81018

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2483-2.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/27

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8137, CVE-2014-8138, CVE-2014-8157, CVE-2014-8158

BID: 71742, 71746, 72293, 72296

USN: 2483-2