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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1911-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1911-2
Posted Aug 1, 2013
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1911-2 - USN-1911-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Little CMS. This update provides the corresponding updates for Ghostscript. It was discovered that Little CMS did not properly verify certain memory allocations. If a user or automated system using Little CMS were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause Little CMS to crash. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2013-4160
MD5 | 37ac579d9a5fbb719d54a86e461ce292

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1911-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1911-2
July 31, 2013

ghostscript vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 13.04

Summary:

Ghostscript could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- ghostscript: PostScript and PDF interpreter

Details:

USN-1911-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Little CMS. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ghostscript.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Little CMS did not properly verify certain memory
allocations. If a user or automated system using Little CMS were tricked
into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause Little CMS
to crash.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 13.04:
libgs9 9.07~dfsg2-0ubuntu3.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1911-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1911-1
CVE-2013-4160

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.07~dfsg2-0ubuntu3.1

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