Debian Security Advisory

DLA-905-1 ghostscript -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
20 Apr 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-10219, CVE-2016-10220, CVE-2017-5951.
More information:

ghostscript is vulnerable to multiple issues that can lead to denial of service when processing untrusted content.

  • CVE-2016-10219

    Application crash with division by 0 in scan conversion code triggered through crafted content.

  • CVE-2016-10220

    Application crash with a segfault in gx_device_finalize() triggered through crafted content.

  • CVE-2017-5951

    Application crash with a segfault in ref_stack_index() triggered through crafted content.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 9.05~dfsg-6.3+deb7u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript packages.

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