Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5618-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5618-1
September 20, 2022

ghostscript vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

– Ubuntu 16.04 ESM


Ghostscript could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted.

Software Description:
– ghostscript: PostScript and PDF interpreter


It was discovered the Ghostscript incorrectly handled memory when
processing certain inputs. By tricking a user into opening a specially
crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause the program to crash.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.14+esm4
ghostscript-x 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.14+esm4
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.14+esm4

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.