Ubuntu: 1911-2: Ghostscript vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Ghostscript could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1911-2
July 31, 2013

ghostscript vulnerability
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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 versions:

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

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1911-2
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1911-1
  CVE-2013-4160

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ghostscript/9.07~dfsg2-0ubuntu3.1