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USN-5618-1: Ghostscript vulnerability

20 September 2022

Ghostscript could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted.

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Packages

Details

It was discovered the Ghostscript incorrectly handled memory when
processing certain inputs. By tricking a user into opening a specially
crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause the program to crash.

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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.

References

Related notices

  • USN-5643-1: ghostscript-x, libgs-dev, libgs9-common, libgs9, ghostscript, ghostscript-doc