USN-599-1: Ghostscript vulnerability

09 April 2008

Ghostscript vulnerability

Releases

Packages

  • ghostscript -
  • gs-esp -
  • gs-gpl -

Details

Chris Evans discovered that Ghostscript contained a buffer overflow in
its color space handling code. If a user or automated system were
tricked into opening a crafted Postscript file, an attacker could cause
a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the
user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-0411)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

References