[USN-1911-2] Ghostscript vulnerability

Jamie Strandboge jamie at canonical.com
Wed Jul 31 20:15:26 UTC 2013

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

ghostscript vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 13.04


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

Software Description:
- ghostscript: PostScript and PDF interpreter


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.


Package Information:

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