Debian Security Advisory

DSA-5383-1 ghostscript -- security update

Date Reported:
05 Apr 2023
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 1033757.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2023-28879.
More information:

It was discovered that Ghostscript, the GPL PostScript/PDF interpreter, is prone to a buffer overflow vulnerability in the (T)BCP encoding filters, which could result in the execution of arbitrary code if malformed document files are processed (despite the -dSAFER sandbox being enabled).

For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 9.53.3~dfsg-7+deb11u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your ghostscript packages.

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