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Amazon Linux AMI 2: CVE-2019-14869: Security patch for ghostscript (ALAS-2021-1598)

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Amazon Linux AMI 2: CVE-2019-14869: Security patch for ghostscript (ALAS-2021-1598)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/15/2019
Created
02/23/2021
Added
02/22/2021
Modified
02/22/2021

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.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-ghostscript
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-ghostscript-cups
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-ghostscript-debuginfo
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-ghostscript-doc
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-ghostscript-gtk
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-libgs
  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-libgs-devel

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