[USN-5075-1] Ghostscript vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Fri Sep 10 13:40:11 UTC 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5075-1
September 10, 2021

ghostscript vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 21.04
- 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, or cause a denial of

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 21.04:
  ghostscript                     9.53.3~dfsg-7ubuntu0.1
  libgs9                          9.53.3~dfsg-7ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  ghostscript                     9.50~dfsg-5ubuntu4.3
  libgs9                          9.50~dfsg-5ubuntu4.3

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


Package Information:

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