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Debian Security Advisory DSA 4288-1 (ghostscript - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Tavis Ormandy discovered multiple vulnerabilities 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).

Affected Software

Affected Software

ghostscript on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 9.20~dfsg-3.2+deb9u4. We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript packages. For the detailed security status of ghostscript please refer to its security tracker page linked in the references.