USN-743-1: Ghostscript vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-743-1

23rd March, 2009

ghostscript, gs-gpl vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software description

  • ghostscript
  • gs-gpl

Details

It was discovered that Ghostscript contained multiple integer overflows in
its ICC color management library. If a user or automated system were
tricked into opening a crafted Postscript file, an attacker could cause a
denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user
invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0583)

It was discovered that Ghostscript did not properly perform bounds checking
in its ICC color management library. If a user or automated system were
tricked into opening a crafted Postscript file, an attacker could cause a
denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user
invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0584)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.10:
libgs8 8.63.dfsg.1-0ubuntu6.3
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
libgs8 8.61.dfsg.1-1ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 7.10:
libgs8 8.61.dfsg.1~svn8187-0ubuntu3.5
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
gs-gpl 8.15-4ubuntu3.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

References

CVE-2009-0583, CVE-2009-0584