Debian Security Advisory

DLA-932-1 ghostscript -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
07 May 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 861295.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-8291.
More information:

A vulnerability was discovered in Ghostscript, the GPL PostScript/PDF interpreter, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service if a specially crafted Postscript file is processed.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 9.05~dfsg-6.3+deb7u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript packages.

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