Ghostscript Security Update for Ubuntu
Posted on: 05/08/2019 05:21 PM

Updated Ghostscript packages has been released for Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, 18.10, and 19.04

Ghostscript Security Update for Ubuntu

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3970-1
May 08, 2019

ghostscript vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Ghostscript could be made to crash, access files, or run programs if it
opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- ghostscript: PostScript and PDF interpreter


It was discovered that Ghostscript incorrectly handled certain PostScript
files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
access arbitrary files, execute arbitrary code, or cause a denial of

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu7.1
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu7.1

Ubuntu 18.10:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.9
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.10.9

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.9
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.9

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.9
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.9

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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