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USN-2434-2: Ghostscript vulnerability

8 December 2014

Ghostscript could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Packages

Details

USN-2434-1 fixed a vulnerability in JasPer. This update provides the
corresponding fix for the JasPer library embedded in the Ghostscript
package.

Original advisory details:

Jose Duart discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled certain malformed
JPEG-2000 image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted JPEG-2000 image file, a remote attacker could cause JasPer to crash
or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

Related notices

  • USN-2434-1: libjasper1, jasper, libjasper-dev, libjasper-runtime