Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2335-1 ghostscript -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
20 Aug 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-16287, CVE-2020-16288, CVE-2020-16289, CVE-2020-16290, CVE-2020-16291, CVE-2020-16292, CVE-2020-16293, CVE-2020-16294, CVE-2020-16295, CVE-2020-16296, CVE-2020-16297, CVE-2020-16298, CVE-2020-16299, CVE-2020-16300, CVE-2020-16301, CVE-2020-16302, CVE-2020-16303, CVE-2020-16304, CVE-2020-16305, CVE-2020-16306, CVE-2020-16307, CVE-2020-16308, CVE-2020-16309, CVE-2020-16310, CVE-2020-17538.
More information:

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in ghostscript, an interpreter for the PostScript language and for PDF, allowing an attacker to escalate privileges and cause denial of service via crafted PS/EPS/PDF files.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 9.26a~dfsg-0+deb9u7.

We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript packages.

For the detailed security status of ghostscript please refer to its security tracker page at:

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