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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3831-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3831-2
Posted Dec 7, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3831-2 - USN-3831-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Ghostscript. Ghostscript 9.26 introduced a regression when used with certain options. This update fixes the problem. 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. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
MD5 | 90e4e6902a9545090e0ab2f68dbb0ec5

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3831-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3831-2
December 06, 2018

ghostscript regression
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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:

USN-3831-1 introduced a regression in Ghostscript.

Software Description:
- ghostscript: PostScript and PDF interpreter

Details:

USN-3831-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Ghostscript. Ghostscript 9.26
introduced a regression when used with certain options. This update fixes
the problem.

Original advisory 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+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.3
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.3

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.3
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.3
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.3

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.14.04.3
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.14.04.3

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3831-2
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3831-1
https://launchpad.net/bugs/1806517

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.14.04.3

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