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FS#71876 - [ghostscript] Segmentation fault after upgrade to 9.54

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Prof. Jayanth R. Varma (jrvarma) - Friday, 20 August 2021, 11:53 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No



In ghostscript 9.54, running gs on certain pdf files causes it to exit with

Segmentation fault (core dumped)

The same issue arises when converting to text using the command

gs -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=txtwrite -sOutputFile=-

I have faced this issue only for some files, mainly digitally signed files related to financial transactions.

The problem disappears after downgrading to 9.53.3-3 or earlier version

Also pdftotext from poppler-utils converts the pdf files without any issues.
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Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 15:34 GMT
Please check for known upstream bugs or file one. Prepare to add debugging symbols (see our wiki).