USN-3636-1: Ghostscript vulnerabilities

30 April 2018

ghostscript vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Ghostscript.

Software Description

  • ghostscript - PostScript and PDF interpreter

Details

It was discovered that Ghostscript incorrectly handled certain PostScript files. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of server. (CVE-2016-10317)

It was discovered that Ghostscript incorrectly handled certain PDF files. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-10194)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
ghostscript - 9.22~dfsg+1-0ubuntu1.1
libgs9 - 9.22~dfsg+1-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 17.10
ghostscript - 9.21~dfsg+1-0ubuntu3.1
libgs9 - 9.21~dfsg+1-0ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
ghostscript - 9.18~dfsg~0-0ubuntu2.8
libgs9 - 9.18~dfsg~0-0ubuntu2.8
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
ghostscript - 9.10~dfsg-0ubuntu10.12
libgs9 - 9.10~dfsg-0ubuntu10.12

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.

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