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CVE-2019-3838 Detail

Current Description

It was found that the forceput operator could be extracted from the DefineResource method in ghostscript before 9.27. A specially crafted PostScript file could use this flaw in order to, for example, have access to the file system outside of the constrains imposed by -dSAFER.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 1.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): Required
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-04/msg00011.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-04/msg00018.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/152367/Slackware-Security-Advisory-ghostscript-Updates.html Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:0652 Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:0971
https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=700576 Permissions Required Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2019-3838 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/04/msg00021.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/A43SRQAEHQCKSEMIBINHUNIGHTDCZD7F/ Mailing List Release Notes Third Party Advisory
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/ANBSCZABXQUEQWIKNWJ35IYX24M227EI/ Mailing List Release Notes Third Party Advisory
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/SVERLGEU3OV6RNZ2SIBXREWD3BF5H23N/ Mailing List Release Notes Third Party Advisory
https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Apr/28 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Apr/4 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4432 Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Access Control (CWE-284)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:artifex:ghostscript:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (excluding)
9.27

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 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_server:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_aus:7.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_eus:7.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_tus:7.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_workstation:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:fedoraproject:fedora:28:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:fedoraproject:fedora:29:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:fedoraproject:fedora:30:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     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:42.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 5 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-3838
NVD Published Date:
03/25/2019
NVD Last Modified:
05/07/2019