Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : ghostscript vulnerability (USN-2697-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85155
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionWilliam Robinet and Stefan Cornelius discovered that Ghostscript did not correctly handle certain Postscript files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libgs9 package.