USN-1911-2: Ghostscript vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1911-2

31st July, 2013

ghostscript vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 13.04

Summary

Ghostscript could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

  • ghostscript - PostScript and PDF interpreter

Details

USN-1911-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Little CMS. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ghostscript.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Little CMS did not properly verify certain memory
allocations. If a user or automated system using Little CMS were tricked
into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause Little CMS
to crash.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04:
libgs9 9.07~dfsg2-0ubuntu3.1

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

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

References

CVE-2013-4160