USN-743-1: Ghostscript vulnerabilities

23 March 2009

Ghostscript vulnerabilities

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Details

It was discovered that Ghostscript contained multiple integer overflows in
its ICC color management library. 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-2009-0583)

It was discovered that Ghostscript did not properly perform bounds checking
in its ICC color management library. 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-2009-0584)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 6.06

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

Related notices

  • USN-757-1: gs-esp, ghostscript, gs-gpl, libgs8