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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1880-1] ghostscript security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

2 years ago

Modified

Modified

2 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'ghostscript' package(s) announced via the DSA-1880-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

Netanel reported that the .buildfont1 procedure in Ghostscript, the GPL PostScript/PDF interpreter, does not properly restrict privileged calls, which could result in bypass of file system restrictions of the dSAFER sandbox.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'ghostscript' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 9.26a~dfsg-0+deb8u4. We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)