USN-501-2: Ghostscript vulnerability

22 October 2007

ghostscript, gs-gpl vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.10

Software Description

  • ghostscript
  • gs-gpl


USN-501-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Jasper. This update provides the corresponding update for the Jasper internal to Ghostscript.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Jasper did not correctly handle corrupted JPEG2000 images. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted JPG, a remote attacker could cause the application using libjasper to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10
libgs8 - 8.61.dfsg.1~svn8187-0ubuntu3.2
Ubuntu 7.04
gs-gpl - 8.54.dfsg.1-5ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 6.10
gs-gpl - 8.50-1.1ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.