CVE-2019-14811

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Description

A flaw was found in, ghostscript versions prior to 9.50, in the .pdf_hook_DSC_Creator procedure where it did not properly secure its privileged calls, enabling scripts to bypass `-dSAFER` restrictions. A specially crafted PostScript file could disable security protection and then have access to the file system, or execute arbitrary commands.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-09/msg00088.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-09/msg00090.html

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2019:2824

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:2594

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2019-14811

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/09/msg00007.html

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/6AATIHU32MYKUOXQDJQU4X4DDVL7NAY3/

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/LBUC4DBBJTRFNCR3IODBV4IXB2C2HI3V/

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/ZP34D27RKYV2POJ3NJLSVCHUA5V5C45A/

https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Sep/15

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202004-03

https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4518

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2019-09-03

Updated: 2020-10-16

Type: CWE-863

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

View all (31 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
146633Amazon Linux 2 : ghostscript (ALAS-2021-1598)NessusAmazon Linux Local Security Checks
critical
145613CentOS 8 : ghostscript (CESA-2019:2591)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
critical
144223Virtuozzo 7 : ghostscript / ghostscript-cups / ghostscript-doc / etc (VZLSA-2019-2586)NessusVirtuozzo Local Security Checks
critical
137500EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : ghostscript (EulerOS-SA-2020-1658)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
135661EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.2.2 : ghostscript (EulerOS-SA-2020-1499)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
135135EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.6.0 : ghostscript (EulerOS-SA-2020-1348)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
135114GLSA-202004-03 : GPL Ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
critical
134529EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.2.0 : ghostscript (EulerOS-SA-2020-1240)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
133984EulerOS 2.0 SP8 : ghostscript (EulerOS-SA-2020-1150)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
132453NewStart CGSL CORE 5.05 / MAIN 5.05 : ghostscript Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2019-0250)NessusNewStart CGSL Local Security Checks
critical
131844FreeBSD : Ghostscript -- Security bypass vulnerabilities (22ae307a-1ac4-11ea-b267-001cc0382b2f)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
critical
130860EulerOS 2.0 SP5 : ghostscript (EulerOS-SA-2019-2151)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
130704EulerOS 2.0 SP3 : ghostscript (EulerOS-SA-2019-2242)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
130273Artifex Ghostscript < 9.50 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusWindows
critical
129908NewStart CGSL CORE 5.04 / MAIN 5.04 : ghostscript Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2019-0203)NessusNewStart CGSL Local Security Checks
critical
129601Fedora 31 : ghostscript (2019-0a9d525d71)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
129483openSUSE Security Update : ghostscript (openSUSE-2019-2223)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
129482openSUSE Security Update : ghostscript (openSUSE-2019-2222)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
129423Fedora 29 : ghostscript (2019-ebd6c4f15a)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
129404SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ghostscript (SUSE-SU-2019:2478-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
129381SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : ghostscript (SUSE-SU-2019:2460-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
129323Fedora 30 : ghostscript (2019-953fc0f16d)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
129019CentOS 7 : ghostscript (CESA-2019:2586)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
critical
128619Debian DLA-1915-1 : ghostscript security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical
128598Oracle Linux 8 : ghostscript (ELSA-2019-2591)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
critical
128560Debian DSA-4518-1 : ghostscript - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical
128499Scientific Linux Security Update : ghostscript on SL7.x x86_64 (20190903)NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
critical
128450RHEL 8 : ghostscript (RHSA-2019:2591)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
critical
128448RHEL 7 : ghostscript (RHSA-2019:2586)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
critical
128445Oracle Linux 7 : ghostscript (ELSA-2019-2586)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
critical
128322Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.04 : Ghostscript vulnerabilities (USN-4111-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical