Ghostscript (SSA:2018-256-01) Security Update for Slackware
Posted on: 09/14/2018 08:32 AM

New ghostscript packages are available for Slackware 14.2 and -current to fix security issues

Ghostscript (SSA:2018-256-01) Security Update for Slackware


Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/ghostscript-9.25-i586-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
This release fixes problems with argument handling, some unintended
results of the security fixes to the SAFER file access restrictions
(specifically accessing ICC profile files), and some additional
security issues over the recent 9.24 release.
For more information, see:
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-16509
(* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 14.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.2/patches/packages/ghostscript-9.25-i586-1_slack14.2.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.2/patches/packages/ghostscript-9.25-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/ap/ghostscript-9.25-i586-1.txz

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/ap/ghostscript-9.25-x86_64-1.txz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 14.2 package:
851e5ee1c6074102149b496cb2845f16 ghostscript-9.25-i586-1_slack14.2.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.2 package:
1bab4da8c84e23d3ca67e952f672f37b ghostscript-9.25-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz

Slackware -current package:
28ed396ab406f6363dce14a7d5b7aac5 ap/ghostscript-9.25-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
eb1760bb74ba289abbcac1f3d81107f4 ap/ghostscript-9.25-x86_64-1.txz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg ghostscript-9.25-i586-1_slack14.2.txz



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