SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ghostscript-library (SUSE-SU-2016:2492-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94006


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


This update for ghostscript-library fixes the following issues :

- Multiple security vulnerabilities have been discovered where ghostscript's '-dsafer' flag did not provide sufficient protection against unintended access to the file system. Thus, a machine that would process a specially crafted Postscript file would potentially leak sensitive information to an attacker. (CVE-2013-5653, bsc#1001951)

- An incorrect reference count was found in .setdevice.
This issue lead to a use-after-free scenario, which could have been exploited for denial-of-service or, possibly, arbitrary code execution attacks.
(CVE-2016-7978, bsc#1001951)

- Insufficient validation of the type of input in .initialize_dsc_parser used to allow remote code execution. (CVE-2016-7979, bsc#1001951)

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-SP1-2016-1458=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-2016-1458=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1458=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-1458=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1458=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94006

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2492-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/12

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5653, CVE-2016-7978, CVE-2016-7979

OSVDB: 144952, 145250, 145251