Executive Summary

Title Ghostscript regression
Name USN-3866-3 First vendor Publication 2019-02-26
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2019-02-26
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

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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


USN-3866-2 introduced a regression in Ghostscript.

Software Description: - ghostscript: PostScript and PDF interpreter


USN-3866-2 fixed a regression in Ghostscript. The Ghostscript update introduced a new regression that resulted in certain pages being printed with a blue background. This update fixes the problem.

Original advisory details:

Tavis Ormandy 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 service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.10:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.7
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.7

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.7
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.7

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.7
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.7

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.14.04.7
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.14.04.7

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3866-3

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Date Informations
2019-02-26 17:19:09
  • First insertion