Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1363-1 ghostscript -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 25 Apr 2018
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 896069.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-10194.
- More information:
It was discovered that the set_text_distance function in base/gdevpdts.c in the pdfwrite component in Ghostscript does not prevent overflows in text-positioning calculation, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted PDF document.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 9.05~dfsg-6.3+deb7u8.
We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS