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CVE-2019-14869 Detail

Current Description

A flaw was found in all versions of ghostscript 9.x before 9.50, where the `.charkeys` procedure, where it did not properly secure its privileged calls, enabling scripts to bypass `-dSAFER` restrictions. An attacker could abuse this flaw by creating a specially crafted PostScript file that could escalate privileges within the Ghostscript and access files outside of restricted areas or execute commands.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 8.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/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://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-11/msg00049.html Third Party Advisory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-11/msg00050.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2019/11/15/1 Mailing List Patch Third Party Advisory
https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=701841 Permissions Required Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2019-14869 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=485904772c5f Mailing List Patch Vendor Advisory
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/2Q4E3OTDAJRSUCOBTDQO7Y5UTE2FFMLF/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/HC4REO73BEJOJAU7NHFHJECAUAYJUE3H/ Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/IX55AEDERTDFEZAROKZW64MZRPLINEGI/ Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Nov/27 Mailing List Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-269 Improper Privilege Management 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:artifex:ghostscript:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
9.00
Up to (excluding)
9.50

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:fedoraproject:fedora:30:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:fedoraproject:fedora:31:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:redhat:3scale_api_management:2.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:a:redhat:ansible_tower:3.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_desktop:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_desktop:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_aus:7.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_eus:7.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_eus:8.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_tus:7.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_workstation:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_workstation:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 4 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:opensuse:leap:15.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:opensuse:leap:15.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-14869
NVD Published Date:
11/15/2019
NVD Last Modified:
11/23/2019