openSUSE Security Update : ghostscript-library (openSUSE-2016-1207)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94217


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.


Update the affected ghostscript-library packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94217

File Name: openSUSE-2016-1207.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/24

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-mini, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-mini-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-mini-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-mini-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-x11, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ghostscript-x11-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/20

Reference Information

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