Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1552-1 ghostscript -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
22 Oct 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 910678, Bug 910758, Bug 911175.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-17961, CVE-2018-18073, CVE-2018-18284.
More information:

This is a follow-up update for the recently discovered -dSAFER issues reported by Tavis Ormandy.

Tavis Ormandy discovered multiple vulnerabilites in Ghostscript, an interpreter for the PostScript language, which could result in denial of service, the creation of files or the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed Postscript file is processed (despite the dSAFER sandbox being enabled).

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 9.06~dfsg-2+deb8u11.

We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript packages.

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