GLSA-201702-31 : GPL Ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 97343


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201702-31 (GPL Ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GPL Ghostscript and the bundled OpenJPEG. Please review the CVE identifiers and GLSA-201612-26 (OpenJPEG) referenced below for additional information.
Note: GPL Ghostscript in Gentoo since app-text/ghostscript-gpl-9.20-r1 no longer bundles OpenJPEG.
Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PostScript file or PDF using GPL Ghostscript possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GPL Ghostscript users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/ghostscript-gpl-9.20-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97343

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201702-31.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/02/23

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:gentoo:linux:ghostscript-gpl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7976, CVE-2016-7977, CVE-2016-7978, CVE-2016-7979, CVE-2016-8602

GLSA: 201702-31