Artifex Ghostscript < 9.50 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 130273
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The remote Windows host contains a library that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Artifex Ghostscript installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 9.50. It is, therefore, affected by multiple security bypass vulnerabilities. An attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to gain access to the file system and execute arbitrary commands.


Upgrade to Artifex Ghostscript 9.50 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 130273

File Name: ghostscript_9_50.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 10/25/2019

Updated: 7/5/2021

Dependencies: ghostscript_detect.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-14813


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Ghostscript

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/15/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/3/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18073, CVE-2019-10216, CVE-2019-14811, CVE-2019-14813, CVE-2019-14817

IAVB: 2019-B-0081-S