Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : ghostscript vulnerabilities (USN-3148-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 95467
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionTavis Ormandy discovered multiple vulnerabilities in the way that Ghostscript processes 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.
(CVE-2016-7976, CVE-2016-7978, CVE-2016-7979, CVE-2016-8602)
Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Ghostscript related to information disclosure. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could expose sensitive data. (CVE-2013-5653, CVE-2016-7977).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.