Ghostscript crashes opening corrupted pdf

Bug #1132803 reported by Tobias Ratschkowski on 2013-02-25
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ghostscript (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

If ghostscript opens a corrupted pdf file, it will produce endless syslog entrys:

file has unbalanced q/q operators (too many q's)

Ghostscript never stop writing to syslog, until harddisk is full.

This bug can be fixed by following this diff:;a=commitdiff;h=3a56f4eb5a9f15795725374b297edab0fb8ebc5d

My System is: Ubuntu 12.04.2 Server 64-Bit
Ghostscript Version: 9.05~dfsg-0ubuntu4.2

Could you please apply this diff?

David Watne (dwatne10) on 2013-02-27
tags: added: ghostscript
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ghostscript (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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