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CVE-2019-14817 Detail

Current Description

A flaw was found in, ghostscript versions prior to 9.50, in the .pdfexectoken and other procedures 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.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  Red Hat, Inc.
Base Score: 7.3 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=cd1b1cacadac2479e291efe611979bdc1b3bdb19 Patch Vendor Advisory
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-2019-14817 Exploit Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/09/msg00007.html
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/6AATIHU32MYKUOXQDJQU4X4DDVL7NAY3/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/LBUC4DBBJTRFNCR3IODBV4IXB2C2HI3V/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/ZP34D27RKYV2POJ3NJLSVCHUA5V5C45A/
https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Sep/15
https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4518

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls NIST  
CWE-648 Incorrect Use of Privileged APIs Red Hat, Inc.  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:ghostscript:ghostscript:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (excluding)
9.28


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-14817
NVD Published Date:
09/03/2019
NVD Last Modified:
11/18/2019