Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript® language and PDF files. It is available under either the GNU GPL Affero license or licensed for commercial use from Artifex Software, Inc . It has been under active development for over 30 years and has been ported to several different systems during this time. Ghostscript consists of a PostScript interpreter layer and a graphics library.
There are a family of other products, including GhostPCL, GhostPDF, and GhostXPS that are built upon the same graphics library. Between them, this family of products offers native rendering of all major page description languages. Our latest product, GhostPDL, pulls all these languages into a single executable.
Full descriptions of these products can be found on our documentation introduction .
In addition to rendering to raster formats, Ghostscript offers high-level conversion through our vector output devices.
Written entirely in C, Ghostscript runs on various embedded operating systems and platforms including Windows, macOS, the wide variety of Unix and Unix-like platforms, and VMS systems.
The current Ghostscript release 10.02.0 can be downloaded here .
NEW in this Release
- Old PDF Interpreter has now been removed - see https://ghostscript.com/blog/pdfi.html for more details
- And more! Review the full release notes .
The Ghostscript Blog
Find news, articles and developer notes from the Ghostscript engineering team on the blog .
CVE-2023-43115 affects all Ghostscript/GhostPDL versions prior to 10.02.0.
CVE-2023-43115 is a remote code execution risk, so we recommend upgrading to version 10.02.0 as a matter of urgency
CVE-2023-36664 affects all Ghostscript/GhostPDL versions prior to 10.01.2.
April 3, 2023: Ghostscript/GhostPDL 10.01.1 release fixes CVE-2023-28879 .
April 4, 2022: Ghostscript/GhostPDL 9.56.1 bundles zlib 1.2.12 which addresses CVE-2018-25032 .
December 16, 2021: Apache Log4J vulnerability – GHOSTSCRIPT NOT AFFECTED – For more info: CVE-2021-44228
- Memento : A memory debugging library for C (or C++) programs.
- jbig2dec : A JBIG2 image decoder.
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GPL Ghostscript for Windows
- V 10.00.0
- Security Status
Basic tool to open PostScript and PDF files
GPL Ghostscript is a handy, free (gpl) Windows software, that is part of the category Software utilities with subcategory Operating Systems and has been published by Sourceforge.
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About the download, GPL Ghostscript is a light software that requires less free space than most software in the section Software utilities. It's very heavily used in United States, Netherlands, and South Africa.Since we added this software to our catalog in 2011, it has managed to obtain 34,826 downloads, and last week it achieved 13 downloads.The current version of the software is 8.70 and was updated on 6/20/2011. It's available for users with the operating system Windows 95 and former versions, and it is only available in English.
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