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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1581-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1581-1
Posted Sep 24, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1581-1 - Marc Schoenefeld 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.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-4405
MD5 | 2b06664821f21d56efe5814d81015ef5

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1581-1

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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 Schoenefeld 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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