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USN-3768-1: Ghostscript vulnerabilities

19 September 2018

Several security issues were fixed in Ghostscript.




Tavis Ormandy discovered multiple security issues in Ghostscript. If a user
or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted file,
a remote attacker could possibly use these issues to access arbitrary
files, execute arbitrary code, or cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-3773-1: libgs9-common, ghostscript, libgs-dev, libgs9, ghostscript-doc, ghostscript-x