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USN-3970-1: Ghostscript vulnerability

08 May 2019

Ghostscript could be made to crash, access files, or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Details

It was discovered that Ghostscript incorrectly handled certain PostScript
files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue 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 19.04
Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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

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