Ubuntu 3915-1: Ghostscript vulnerabilities

    Date 21 Mar 2019
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in Ghostscript.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3915-1
    March 21, 2019
    
    ghostscript vulnerabilities
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in Ghostscript.
    
    Software Description:
    - ghostscript: PostScript and PDF interpreter
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Ghostscript incorrectly handled certain PostScript
    files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
    specially crafted file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
    access arbitrary files, execute arbitrary code, or cause a denial of
    service.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.10:
      ghostscript                     9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.8
      libgs9                          9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.8
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      ghostscript                     9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.8
      libgs9                          9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.8
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      ghostscript                     9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.8
      libgs9                          9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.8
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      ghostscript                     9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.14.04.8
      libgs9                          9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.14.04.8
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3915-1
      CVE-2019-3835, CVE-2019-3838
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.8
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.8
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.8
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.14.04.8
    
    

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