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USN-5224-2: Ghostscript vulnerabilities

13 January 2022

Several security issues were fixed in Ghostscript.




USN-5224-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Ghostscript. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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
cause Ghostscript to crash, resulting in 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 16.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-5224-1: ghostscript-x, libgs9-common, ghostscript, libgs9, libgs-dev, ghostscript-doc