Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1992-1 ghostscript -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
15 Nov 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-14869.
More information:

Manfred Paul and Lukas Schauer reported that the .charkeys procedure in Ghostscript, the GPL PostScript/PDF interpreter, does not properly restrict privileged calls, which could result in bypass of file system restrictions of the dSAFER sandbox.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 9.26a~dfsg-0+deb8u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript packages.

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