CentOS 8 : ghostscript (CESA-2019:2591)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 145613
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The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2019:2591 advisory.

- ghostscript: Safer mode bypass by .forceput exposure in .pdf_hook_DSC_Creator (701445) (CVE-2019-14811)

- ghostscript: Safer mode bypass by .forceput exposure in setuserparams (701444) (CVE-2019-14812)

- ghostscript: Safer mode bypass by .forceput exposure in setsystemparams (701443) (CVE-2019-14813)

- ghostscript: Safer mode bypass by .forceput exposure in .pdfexectoken and other procedures (701450) (CVE-2019-14817)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 145613

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2019-2591.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/29/2021

Updated: 7/5/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

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:/o:centos:centos:8, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ghostscript, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ghostscript-doc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ghostscript-tools-dvipdf, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ghostscript-tools-fonts, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ghostscript-tools-printing, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:ghostscript-x11, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libgs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libgs-devel

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/2/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/2/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-14811, CVE-2019-14812, CVE-2019-14813, CVE-2019-14817

RHSA: 2019:2591