Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS : ghostscript vulnerability (USN-1581-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62290
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionMarc Schonefeld discovered that Ghostscript did not correctly handle certain image files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libgs8 package.