Debian DLA-905-1 : ghostscript security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 99544

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

ghostscript is vulnerable to multiple issues that can lead to denial of service when processing untrusted content.

CVE-2016-10219

Application crash with division by 0 in scan conversion code triggered through crafted content.

CVE-2016-10220

Application crash with a segfault in gx_device_finalize() triggered through crafted content.

CVE-2017-5951

Application crash with a segfault in ref_stack_index() triggered through crafted content.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 9.05~dfsg-6.3+deb7u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/04/msg00024.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/ghostscript

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 99544

File Name: debian_DLA-905.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/21/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ghostscript-cups, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ghostscript-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ghostscript-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ghostscript-x, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgs-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgs9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgs9-common, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/20/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10219, CVE-2016-10220, CVE-2017-5951