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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3866-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3866-2
Posted Feb 21, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3866-2 - USN-3866-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Ghostscript. The new Ghostscript version introduced a regression when printing certain page sizes. This update fixes the problem. Tavis Ormandy 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. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
MD5 | 77dd6ff7d1ee5ef8a4e5f5a8cfca6724

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3866-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3866-2
February 21, 2019

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-3866-1 introduced a regression in Ghostscript.

Software Description:
- ghostscript: PostScript and PDF interpreter

Details:

USN-3866-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Ghostscript. The new Ghostscript
version introduced a regression when printing certain page sizes. This
update fixes the problem.

Original advisory details:

Tavis Ormandy 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 18.10:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.5
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.5

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.5
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.5

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.5
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.5

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.14.04.5
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.14.04.5

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3866-2
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3866-1
https://launchpad.net/bugs/1815339

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.5
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.5
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.5
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.14.04.5

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