[USN-5075-1] Ghostscript vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Fri Sep 10 13:40:11 UTC 2021
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5075-1
September 10, 2021
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.
- 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
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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