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USN-5396-1: Ghostscript vulnerability

28 April 2022

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

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Releases

Packages

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.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-5396-2: libgs9, libgs9-common, libgs-dev, ghostscript-doc, ghostscript-x, ghostscript