SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ghostscript (SUSE-SU-2016:0884-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 90187


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


ghostscript was updated to fix one security issue and one bug.

The following vulnerability was fixed :

- CVE-2015-3228: Specially crafted ps files could have caused an out of bound read/write due to an integer overflow, causing a segfault in the application or having unspecified further impact.

Also a non security bug was fixed :

- fix a crash in mutex handling (bsc#963017)

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-509=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2016-509=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-509=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-509=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-509=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2016-509=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 90187

File Name: suse_SU-2016-0884-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/25

Modified: 2016/05/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-x11, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-x11-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3228

BID: 76017

OSVDB: 125256