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USN-5643-1: Ghostscript vulnerabilities

27 September 2022

Several security issues were fixed in Ghostscript.

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It was discovered that GhostScript incorrectly handled certain PDF files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
PDF file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause GhostScript to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
(CVE-2020-27792)

It was discovered that GhostScript incorrectly handled certain PDF files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
PDF file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause GhostScript to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. (CVE-2022-2085)

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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 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-5618-1: ghostscript, libgs9-common, libgs9, ghostscript-x, ghostscript-doc, libgs-dev