SUSE SLES11 Security Update : ghostscript-library (SUSE-SU-2016:2493-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94007


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, CVE-2016-7977, bsc#1001951)

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

- An integer overflow in the gs_heap_alloc_bytes function used to allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via specially crafted Postscript files.
(CVE-2015-3228, boo#939342)

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 OpenStack Cloud 5:zypper in -t patch sleclo50sp3-ghostscript-library-12781=1

SUSE Manager Proxy 2.1:zypper in -t patch slemap21-ghostscript-library-12781=1

SUSE Manager 2.1:zypper in -t patch sleman21-ghostscript-library-12781=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-ghostscript-library-12781=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-ghostscript-library-12781=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-ghostscript-library-12781=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp2-ghostscript-library-12781=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-ghostscript-library-12781=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-ghostscript-library-12781=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-ghostscript-library-12781=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP2:zypper in -t patch dbgsp2-ghostscript-library-12781=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94007

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2493-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

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: 6.5

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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:X/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-fonts-other, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-fonts-rus, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-fonts-std, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-library, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-omni, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ghostscript-x11, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgimpprint, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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-2015-3228, CVE-2016-7977, CVE-2016-7979

BID: 76017

OSVDB: 125256, 144952, 144999, 145250