USN-4445-1: Ghostscript vulnerability

03 August 2020

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

Releases

Packages

  • ghostscript - PostScript and PDF interpreter

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,

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04

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

References