Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2989-1 ghostscript -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
01 May 2022
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-25059.
More information:

A security vulnerability was found in Ghostscript, the GPL PostScript/PDF interpreter. It was discovered that some privileged Postscript operators remained accessible from various places. For instance a specially crafted PostScript file could use this flaw in order to have access to the file system outside of the constrains imposed by -dSAFER.

This problem exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2019-3839.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 9.26a~dfsg-0+deb9u9.

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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