[USN-2434-2] Ghostscript vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Dec 8 14:48:00 UTC 2014
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2434-2
December 08, 2014
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.
- 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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