Debian Security Advisory

DLA-674-1 ghostscript -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
25 Oct 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 839118, Bug 839260, Bug 839841, Bug 839845, Bug 839846, Bug 840451.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2013-5653, CVE-2016-7976, CVE-2016-7977, CVE-2016-7978, CVE-2016-7979, CVE-2016-8602.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Ghostscript, the GPL PostScript/PDF interpreter, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or information disclosure if a specially crafted Postscript file is processed.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 9.05~dfsg-6.3+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript packages.

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