GLSA-201702-31 : GPL Ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 97343
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll GPL Ghostscript users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/ghostscript-gpl-9.20-r1'