Ubuntu 4193-1: Ghostscript vulnerability

    Date14 Nov 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
    368
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Ghostscript could be made to crash, access files, or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4193-1
    November 14, 2019
    
    ghostscript vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 19.10
    - Ubuntu 19.04
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Ghostscript could be made to crash, access files, or run programs if it
    opened a specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - ghostscript: PostScript and PDF interpreter
    
    Details:
    
    Paul Manfred and Lukas Schauer 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 19.10:
      ghostscript                     9.27~dfsg+0-0ubuntu3.1
      libgs9                          9.27~dfsg+0-0ubuntu3.1
    
    Ubuntu 19.04:
      ghostscript                     9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu7.4
      libgs9                          9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu7.4
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      ghostscript                     9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.12
      libgs9                          9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.12
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      ghostscript                     9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.12
      libgs9                          9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.12
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4193-1
      CVE-2019-14869
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.27~dfsg+0-0ubuntu3.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu7.4
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.12
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.12
    
    
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