Debian Security Advisory

DLA-674-2 ghostscript -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
28 Oct 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 840691.
More information:

The update for ghostscript issued as DLA-674-1 caused regressions for certain Postscript document viewers (evince, zathura). Updated packages are now available to address this problem. For reference, the original advisory text follows.

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+deb7u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript packages.

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