Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1363-1 ghostscript -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
25 Apr 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 896069.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-10194.
More information:

It was discovered that the set_text_distance function in base/gdevpdts.c in the pdfwrite component in Ghostscript does not prevent overflows in text-positioning calculation, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted PDF document.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 9.05~dfsg-6.3+deb7u8.

We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript packages.

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