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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4445-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4445-1
Posted Aug 3, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4445-1 - It was 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,

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2020-15900
SHA-256 | f1ad260d02a2cd453d77ba89e6ff61f4660f15c66041c31cc2eedde125f93c98

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4445-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4445-1
August 03, 2020

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

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Summary:

Ghostscript could be made to crash, access files, or run programs if it
opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- ghostscript: PostScript and PDF interpreter

Details:

It was 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,

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.50~dfsg-5ubuntu4.1
libgs9 9.50~dfsg-5ubuntu4.1

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4445-1
CVE-2020-15900

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.50~dfsg-5ubuntu4.1
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