USN-1581-1: Ghostscript vulnerability
24 September 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
Ghostscript could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
- ghostscript - The GPL Ghostscript PostScript/PDF interpreter
Marc Schönefeld discovered that Ghostscript did not correctly handle certain image files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.