USN-2697-1: Ghostscript vulnerability

30 July 2015

Ghostscript could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially crafted file.

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Details

William Robinet and Stefan Cornelius discovered that Ghostscript did not
correctly handle certain Postscript files. If a user or automated system
were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause
a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

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