Ubuntu 1581-1: Ghostscript vulnerability

    Date24 Sep 2012
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Ghostscript could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1581-1
    September 24, 2012
    
    ghostscript vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Ghostscript could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
    opened a specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - ghostscript: The GPL Ghostscript PostScript/PDF interpreter
    
    Details:
    
    Marc Schönefeld discovered that Ghostscript did not correctly handle
    certain image files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
    opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause a denial of
    service and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      libgs8                          8.71.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.5
    
    Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
      libgs8                          8.61.dfsg.1-1ubuntu3.5
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1581-1
      CVE-2012-4405
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/8.71.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.5
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/8.61.dfsg.1-1ubuntu3.5
    
    
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