Executive Summary

Title Ghostscript vulnerabilities
NameUSN-3831-1First vendor Publication2018-11-29
VendorUbuntuLast vendor Modification2018-11-29
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

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Cvss Base ScoreN/AAttack RangeN/A
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.10 - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Ghostscript.

Software Description: - ghostscript: PostScript and PDF interpreter


It was discovered that Ghostscript contained multiple security issues. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could possibly use these issues to access arbitrary files, execute arbitrary code, or cause a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.10:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.1
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

CVE-2018-19409, CVE-2018-19475, CVE-2018-19476, CVE-2018-19477

Package Information:

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3831-1

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

2018-11-29Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security update.
File : debian_DLA-1598.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-11-29Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-4346.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-11-28Name : The remote Windows host contains a library that is affected by multiple vulne...
File : ghostscript_9_26.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-11-26Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-201811-12.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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2018-11-29 17:19:13
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