Ubuntu 2483-2: Ghostscript vulnerabilities

    Date26 Jan 2015
    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-2483-2
    January 26, 2015
    
    ghostscript vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Ghostscript could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
    opened a specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - ghostscript: PostScript and PDF interpreter
    
    Details:
    
    USN-2483-1 fixed vulnerabilities in JasPer. This update provides the
    corresponding fix for the JasPer library embedded in the Ghostscript
    package.
    
    Original advisory details:
    
     Jose Duart discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled ICC color profiles in
     JPEG-2000 image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
     crafted JPEG-2000 image file, a remote attacker could cause JasPer to crash
     or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2014-8137)
      Jose Duart discovered that JasPer incorrectly decoded certain malformed
     JPEG-2000 image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
     crafted JPEG-2000 image file, a remote attacker could cause JasPer to crash
     or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2014-8138)
      It was discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled certain malformed
     JPEG-2000 image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
     crafted JPEG-2000 image file, a remote attacker could cause JasPer to crash
     or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2014-8157)
      It was discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled memory when processing
     JPEG-2000 image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
     crafted JPEG-2000 image file, a remote attacker could cause JasPer to crash
     or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2014-8158)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      libgs8                          8.71.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.7
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2483-2
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2483-1
      CVE-2014-8137, CVE-2014-8138, CVE-2014-8157, CVE-2014-8158
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/8.71.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.7
    
    
    
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