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USN-4111-1: Ghostscript vulnerabilities

29 August 2019

Ghostscript could be made to access arbitrary files if it opened a specially crafted file.




Hiroki Matsukuma discovered that the PDF interpreter in Ghostscript
did not properly restrict privileged calls when ‘-dSAFER’
restrictions were in effect. 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.
(CVE-2019-14811, CVE-2019-14812, CVE-2019-14813, CVE-2019-14817)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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