Artifex Ghostscript < 9.27 PostScript Security Bypass Vulnerability

high Nessus Plugin ID 125631
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The remote Windows host contains a library that is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


The version of Artifex Ghostscript installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 9.27. It is, therefore, affected by a security bypass vulnerability due to some privileged operators remained accessible from various places after the CVE-2019-6116 fix. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted PostScript file, to access the file system outside of the constrains imposed by -dSAFER.


Update to 9.27.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 125631

File Name: ghostscript_9_27.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 5/31/2019

Updated: 10/30/2019

Dependencies: ghostscript_detect.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-3839


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:artifex:ghostscript, cpe:/a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Ghostscript

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/4/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/31/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-3839

BID: 990682