Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : ghostscript vulnerabilities (USN-3803-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 118567
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionTavis Ormandy discovered multiple security issues in Ghostscript. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could possibly use these issues to access arbitrary files, execute arbitrary code, or cause a denial of service.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected ghostscript and / or libgs9 packages.