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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3831-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3831-1
Posted Nov 30, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3831-1 - It was discovered that Ghostscript contained multiple security issues. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could possibly use these issues to access arbitrary files, execute arbitrary code, or cause a denial of service.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-19409
MD5 | 481e81b6b20a445167d1fc2430b48d4f

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3831-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3831-1
November 29, 2018

ghostscript vulnerabilities
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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 contained multiple security issues. If a
user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted
file, a remote attacker could possibly use these issues 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+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.1
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3831-1
CVE-2018-19409, CVE-2018-19475, CVE-2018-19476, CVE-2018-19477

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

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