[USN-2434-2] Ghostscript vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Dec 8 14:48:00 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2434-2
December 08, 2014

ghostscript vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Ghostscript could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- ghostscript: PostScript and PDF interpreter


USN-2434-1 fixed a vulnerability in JasPer. This update provides the
corresponding fix for the JasPer library embedded in the Ghostscript

Original advisory details:

 Jose Duart discovered that JasPer incorrectly handled certain malformed
 JPEG-2000 image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
 crafted JPEG-2000 image file, a remote attacker could cause JasPer to crash
 or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  libgs8                          8.71.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.6

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


Package Information:

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