Debian DSA-3838-1 : ghostscript - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 99741


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Ghostscript, the GPL PostScript/PDF interpreter, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service if a specially crafted Postscript file is processed.


Upgrade the ghostscript packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 9.06~dfsg-2+deb8u5.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99741

File Name: debian_DSA-3838.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/1/2017

Updated: 5/25/2022

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ghostscript, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/28/2017

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 6/14/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10219, CVE-2016-10220, CVE-2017-5951, CVE-2017-7207, CVE-2017-8291

DSA: 3838