Fedora 13 : ghostscript-8.71-16.fc13 (2010-14640)

2010-10-12T00:00:00
ID FEDORA_2010-14640.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-07-12T00:00:00

Description

This package fixes a security problem (CVE-2010-2055) in ghostscript whereby gs uses the current working directory to look for certain types of system file. This has been fixed by changing the default behaviour.

Additionally, several other bugs have been fixed: scripts defining GS_EXECUTABLE have been corrected; an epstopdf failure has been fixed; some crashes that could occur in some situations have been fixed; the Fontmap.local file is once again honoured.

Further, the cups driver can now use automatic memory allocation. To enable this feature, put 'RIPCache auto' in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.

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

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Fedora Security Advisory 2010-14640.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(49938);
  script_version("1.10");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/12 15:01:51");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2010-2055");
  script_bugtraq_id(40467);
  script_xref(name:"FEDORA", value:"2010-14640");

  script_name(english:"Fedora 13 : ghostscript-8.71-16.fc13 (2010-14640)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated package.");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Fedora host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"This package fixes a security problem (CVE-2010-2055) in ghostscript
whereby gs uses the current working directory to look for certain
types of system file. This has been fixed by changing the default
behaviour.

Additionally, several other bugs have been fixed: scripts defining
GS_EXECUTABLE have been corrected; an epstopdf failure has been fixed;
some crashes that could occur in some situations have been fixed; the
Fontmap.local file is once again honoured.

Further, the cups driver can now use automatic memory allocation. To
enable this feature, put 'RIPCache auto' in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=599564"
  );
  # https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-October/049164.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?2c62916c"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected ghostscript package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ghostscript");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:13");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2010/09/15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2010/10/12");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Fedora Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/RedHat/release", "Host/RedHat/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");

if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Fedora" >!< release) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Fedora");
os_ver = eregmatch(pattern: "Fedora.*release ([0-9]+)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Fedora");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! ereg(pattern:"^13([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Fedora 13.x", "Fedora " + os_ver);

if (!get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Fedora", cpu);

flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"FC13", reference:"ghostscript-8.71-16.fc13")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_hole(0);
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "ghostscript");
}