[USN-4445-1] Ghostscript vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Aug 3 15:17:05 UTC 2020

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

ghostscript vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


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


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.


Package Information:

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